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Acacia Leaf Beetle

Dicranosterna picea


One of several species of tortoise leaf beetles. these ones are a rich mahogany brown, rounded, pitted shell. 12mm in length, feeds on Acacia leaves. The tree was alive with similar beetles.


Prefers Acacia species to dwell in and feed on the leaves. These ones found on felled tree in dry woodland forest.

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Feb 1, 2015
Submitted on Feb 2, 2015

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