Christmas beetle - Anoplognathus montanus card
Australian native fauna
Reproduced from an original watercolour painting by Cheryl Hodges
Greeting card 10 x 15cm, blank inside with white envelope
Text on reverse of card reads:
There are around 35 species of Anoplognathus, they are commonly known as Christmas Beetles because the beetles emerge around Christmas time. The larvae are crescent shaped and develop in soil, feeding on grass and plant roots, as well as the surface roots of eucalypts. As adults they mainly eat eucalyptus leaves.