Teenager finds rare jewel beetle 65 years after first ACT sighting

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
January 9 2021 - 5:30pm
Luke Downey, left, shows Stuart Harris the shrubs by Lake Burley Griffin where he found the rare jewel beetle. Picture: Keegan Carroll

A chance stop on a round-the-lake bike ride led to the rediscovery last week of a rare beetle, not seen in Canberra for more than six decades.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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