The Christmas Beetle

Christmas beetles have vibrant colours and the adults emerge close to the Christmas period. The larvae are white and C-shaped, similar to those of flower chafers and stag beetles.  From December to January adult Christmas beetles mate and lay eggs into the soil surface.

I was out walking in Lysterfield Lake Park and noticed something shiny and yellow on a fern leaf. On closer inspection I could see it was a Christmas Beetle so I thought it appropriate to post on this day.

Christmas Beetle

Christmas Beetle

I wish all my readers a Happy Christmas, and a safe holiday break. I hope you get to spend time with those who mean most to you.  I’ll be spending the day with family and also attending my church celebrating the reason for this season.

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