Xmasbeetle
They don’t seem to be as iridescent as I remember them, Christmas beetles that is!

7 thoughts on “CHRISTMAS

  1. When Christmas comes the Christmas heat’ll
    bring once more the Christmas Beetle
    The first inflammatory breeze’ll
    set him buzzing like a diesel.
    Hear him open up his throttle
    as he hums above the wattle!
    Hear him zoom, and snarl and rattle
    Like a fighter plane in battle!
    Watch him dive to sink and settle-
    Folding up his wings of metal –
    Cutting off the engines sound
    as quietly as he comes to ground.
    Then watch some sparrows, frail and lowly,
    Strike him swiftly, rend him wholly.

    Kein Gellert

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  2. We do not have Christmas beetles in New England. Any bug who knows what’s good for him/her is either hibernating or fled (or dead, I suppose.) But it looks like our June bugs, which are wicked cool.

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