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Acacia Leafbeetle (Calomela -3)

Calomela bartoni


This small leaf beetle had pitted deep blue green elytra with pale brown margins. The green pattern showed a slight indentation along the lateral aspects. the pronotum was a clear pale green but the head showed a small black patch along the posterior margin. The ventral surface of the beetle was pale and legs were black at the joints between the femur and tibia.


Spotted on black wattle.
Occurrence record:


This species is very close to C.curtisi except that it has a generally paler under surface.
Family: Chrysomelidae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 6, 2014
Submitted on Nov 7, 2014

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