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A mottled black tortoise leaf beetle about 8mm long with textured elytra.
Solitary on eucalyptus.
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...
I haven't seen any leaf beetles for months. : (
Spotted on Sep 22, 2012 Submitted on Sep 22, 2012