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Flea Leaf Beetle

Arsipoda cf. variegata

Description:

Small brown/bronze coloured beetle appox 4mm in size.

Habitat:

local forest reserve - gum and eucalypt area.

Notes:

I have searched through Insects Of Tasmania ...closest i can come too is https://sites.google.com/site/insectsoft... Would like another opinion ...or is this my FIRST Leaf beetle for the season ? :)

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6 Comments

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 6 years ago

Oh excellent i hope so :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Those little black wall plugs will probably be a paropsid when they grow up. Some species have 3 cycles per season so 2 months might be enough for them to mature fully.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

No that's spot on. The femurs give the flea beetle id and the link to TD's pic is perfect.

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 6 years ago

So you think the id ...is correct or keep looking ?

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 6 years ago

Well atleast i found some larvae thats a start ...wasn;t sure about this one , was nothing like the flea one i found last week ..and it flew. :( hehe

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Flea leaf beetle with femurs for jumping.

CharliePrice
Spotted by
CharliePrice

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Nov 12, 2014
Submitted on Nov 12, 2014

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