A sign that christmas is nearly here.
The arrival of christmas beetles. This is the first one of the season.
He looks like he is about to wave. ^ ^
These beetles eat mainly eucalypt leaves.
We get a few different species of 'chrismas beetles' here in Australia. We most often see the green beetle (pictured above) and there is also a gold one. You usually find them buzzing around the outside lights at night time. I will have to show you a gold christmas beetle (for my overseas visitors), when they arrive.
Cheerio for now,