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Yellow medium sized leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) with blue pitted elytra and matching dot on its thorax.
Feeding on Acacia
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.
Looks very similar to your spotting of Jan 2. Is it just those two tiny dark spots that put you off maculicollis?
Yes it's silver wattle argybee. I thought ID would be simple but no cookies.
Cute little critter.. on silver wattle?
most similar to Calomela curtsi but markings are different.or Calomela maculicollis but shape is different.
Spotted on Mar 25, 2012 Submitted on Mar 25, 2012