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Comment by Christa on April 19, 2021 at 18:52

We often see them, they are the big black hissing beetle, we find them in the ground under the Poinciana tree.  They are a bit scary to see some times. Chooks love em. 

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on April 19, 2021 at 9:20

I seriously have never seen them so big ! 

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on April 19, 2021 at 9:20

Barabara I would assume so - didnt get to check them out - the garden helpers as in chooks ate while i was putting the camera away! 

Comment by Barbara Tealby on April 18, 2021 at 20:42

Were they rhinoceros beetles?

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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