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Christmas beetles in June

19 June , 7:00 pm 9:00 pm AEST

Many of the 35 Christmas beetle species found throughout Australia are brightly coloured or iridescent. Sadly, these beautiful Christmas beetles are disappearing.

The larvae of Christmas beetles feed primarily on the roots of native grasses. Christmas beetles themselves are an important food source for birds like currawongs, magpies as well as wasps and possums.

Associate Professor Tanya Latty from the University of Sydney is exploring why, and what we can do to help. She is an entomologist with a special interest in insect behaviour and ecology.

If you’re interested in finding out more, this talk at the Gymea Community Centre on Wednesday 19 June is free. The event is hosted by the Australia Plant Society Sutherland group.

The Plant Society will have books to borrow, there will also be a plant raffle, plant identification, a free supper, and friendly people to chat with.

Visitors are very welcome.

Further inquiries please contact Leonie Hogue on 0416 286 083 or by email sutherland@austplants.com.au

2 Avenel Rd
Gymea Bay, NSW 2227 Australia
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