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Gum nut leaf beetle

Trachymela sp.

Description:

A mottled black tortoise leaf beetle about 8mm long with textured elytra.

Habitat:

Solitary on eucalyptus.

Notes:

Scarcely encountered.

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2 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Shanna, the leaf beetles have started to appear just now as the spring arrives with warmth and new growth. They have overwintered as adults and are laying eggs already. This includes our two main species;
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/815... and
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/847...

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

I haven't seen any leaf beetles for months. : (

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 22, 2012
Submitted on Sep 22, 2012

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