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Dodd Case No. 1: Rutelines, Cetoniines & Lucanids arranged in “Golden Shield” pattern. “The Golden Shield” case comprises 1350 specimens of Anoplognathus punctulatus, one of the scarab beetles which became a minor pest of sugar cane in North Queensland. Children were once paid a bounty to catch and kill them.

Display „The Golden Shield“ vom australischen Insektenforscher Frederick Parkhurst Dodd (1861-1937), mit 1350 Exemplaren von Anoplognathus punctulatus und vielen weiteren australischen Käfern. Bildrechte: Geoff Thompson, Queensland Museum, Brisbane/AUS

Dodd Case No. 1: Rutelines, Cetoniines & Lucanids arranged in “Golden Shield” pattern. “The Golden Shield” case comprises 1350 specimens of Anoplognathus punctulatus, one of the scarab beetles which became a minor pest of sugar cane in North Queensland. Children were once paid a bounty to catch and kill them.

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