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Acacia leaf beetle

Calomela acaciae

Description:

A green leaf beetle with white stripes in alternate interstices. Calomela are acacia feeders and the genus is defined by the presence of two sensory bristles on the corners on each side of the pronotum (see pic #3).

Habitat:

On Acacia in a habitat reserve.

Notes:

I had not seen these beetles before but was found by Cathy Powers and these were located by following her GPS data :) Dr Chris Reid has determined that these are not pallida..... 'Certainly the Brisbane Ranges species is not pallida but 'acaciae' '' Thank you Chris.

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6 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you Charlie.

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 6 years ago

Very gorgeous colourings.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thanks venusflytrap

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 6 years ago

very pretty, martin!

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you steph. Its a beetle that I have not seen before because it seems to prefer an uncommon type of acacia.

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 6 years ago

What a beautiful beetle, Martin. Nice series:)

MartinL
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MartinL

Australia

Spotted on Mar 18, 2015
Submitted on Mar 20, 2015

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