Christmas beetle population on the decline due to drought and bushfires

Andrew Brown
By Andrew Brown
December 30 2019 - 1:30am
There are 35 species of Christmas beetles in Australia. Picture: Karleen Minney

This year the number of Christmas beetles being seen around is on the decline, and experts say the drought and severe bushfires are to blame.

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Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Journalist

I've been part of the Canberra Times since 2016, after reporting at local papers in Sydney's north-west. Since starting at the paper I've had stints on the Sunday Times, on the early morning breaking news round, and now as a general reporter, covering the ins and outs of anything and everything happening in Canberra, with a focus on health.

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