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White acacia leaf beetle

Dicranosterna circe

Description:

A very rotund leaf beetle from tropical latitudes with two humeral spots. This insect is very energetic and will not stop for a moment. They specialize on Acacia, as do the entire genus of Dicranosterna, A second specimen demonstrates some color variation.

Habitat:

On broad leafed Acacia

Notes:

These insects were collected for me by Christiane to assist n some research. Thank you CG.

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2 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

I cropped the blemish on its apex.
Is the orange form common?.
I notice MacCristiansen has listed an orange one.

Christiane
Christiane 5 years ago

You are welcome.. :D

MartinL
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MartinL

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 19, 2015
Submitted on Jan 21, 2015

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