Christmas Beetles

To: Richard Turner <>,
Subject: Christmas Beetles
From: brian fleming <>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 18:06:30 +1100
Another notable insect seems to have disappeared in Melbourne, along with local forms of Christmas beetles. We no longer see the Emperor Gum moth's splendid caterpillar, which used to be quite common. We blame the proliferating English and European Wasps, which are serious predators.

Anthea Fleming

On 29/12/2010 5:03 PM, Richard Turner wrote:
birdos with beetles.

As one who has studied the reasons for Dieback in eucalypts, I can
advise that there are fewer or more dispersed Christmas Beetles when
there is a wet season

From Dick Turner

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