Christmas beetle


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Christmas beetle

n
(Animals) any of various greenish-gold Australian scarab beetles of the genus Anoplognathus, which are common in summer
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Also known as the Christmas Beetle, their appearance marks the end of every year in Africa, and the promise of new beginnings .
Discussing the grotesque and beautiful insect world, he is more likely to recall the Christmas beetle he kept in a matchbox--reminiscence from his childhood growing up in Reservoir in the forties and fifties.
At first we thought the gold and red Christmas beetles were cute.