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Cylinder leaf beetle

Aporocera consors

Description:

Yellow medium sized leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) with blue pitted elytra and matching dot on its thorax.

Habitat:

Feeding on Acacia

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6 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

The two dots might possibly be absent in such a variable species but there are other differences. It has a clear skirt on the elytra like curtisi but yellow and not red. C. maculicollis seems variable between Queensland and Tasmania and is possibly the best fit.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Looks very similar to your spotting of Jan 2. Is it just those two tiny dark spots that put you off maculicollis?

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Yes it's silver wattle argybee. I thought ID would be simple but no cookies.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Cute little critter.. on silver wattle?

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

most similar to Calomela curtsi but markings are different.
or Calomela maculicollis but shape is different.

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 25, 2012
Submitted on Mar 25, 2012

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