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.