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Leaf Beetle

Calomela maculicollis


Wings dark green/black , orange head with distinct markings.


Only a shrub in the falls area.


Appears most like Calomela curtisi.....but would like MartinL and Mark to nut this one out for me ..please :) My verdict - maybe curtsi and maculicollis got together and we have the above.

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL 9 years ago
Leaf beetle
Calomela maculicollis Genus Calomela - Insects of Tas: Chrysomeloidea

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CharliePrice 9 years ago

Thankyou Gentlemen ...i think he was a bit lost Martin , there where acacia/eucalypt and gums in the area , i found him on a little shrub about 12cms high not sure what it was all alone growing in the middle of an off road area to park for the walk to the falls.

Yep everything is dark , black , brown or orange ....atleast the fungi are bright colours at times.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Oh just saw the Tas ones on Martin's link.. they are all deep colours! Just like your brush-tails and wedgies and tiger snakes. Everything is dark down there. :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

It's a gem. Fabulous colour. It's got that pronotal pattern for maculicollis I think.

MartinL 9 years ago

He is broader than curtsi and lacks the red suture

MartinL 9 years ago

A very nice photo, Charlie.
Is that tea tree?
Calomela are most often on Acacia.

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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Feb 3, 2015
Submitted on Feb 3, 2015

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