Bee­tle ma­nia

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

SURFERS Par­adise on the Gold Coast has been swarmed by thou­sands of bee­tles in a never-be­for­e­seen phe­nom­e­non that has stumped lo­cal sci­en­tists. The wa­ter bee­tle in­va­sion cap­tured on ama­teur YouTube footage shows the large black bee­tles swarm­ing around lights and drop­ping to the foot­path. En­to­mol­o­gist Pro­fes­sor Clyde Wild from Grif­fith Univer­sity said he had no ex­pla­na­tion for why the bee­tles had turned up in such large num­bers.

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