Sunday, December 11, 2011

The first Christmas Beetle of the Season







India and I found the first Christmas Beetle (Anoplognathus) this morning. They are named Christmas Beetles because the are abundant at Christmas time. There are 34 different types and this one is common in New South Wales where we live. Aren't they beautiful with the jewel green abdomen and iridescent heads. Christmas really is close now,

Wishing you all a festive, fruitful and fantastic week.

6 comments:

Hello Vintage said...

You brought back memories of last Christmas. A Christmas beetle came into our house and my sister freaked out. Hmm, I thought. This is my chance to get you back for scaring me with the snake at the wildlife park. I have photos of her face when we were threatening her with it - lol. Then it was on it's way again. :)

Bella said...

It is lovely to hear folk enjoying insects instead of reviling them. What a brilliant harbinger of the season.

Vintage Sweetheart said...

We don't see any around these parts but I did see them in SA when I was there. Scared me to death but they are very pretty for a bug.

xx

polkadotpeticoat said...

Wow it looks huge do they bite?

vintageandart said...

Cool beastie Tam....fantastic pics too. He shines just like carnival glass doesn't he. Hope your Chrissy preparations are going well.

Vintage Jane said...

Wow, beautiful enough to wear as a brocch!!!
M x