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Eucalyptus weevil larva

Gonipterus scutellatus

Description:

A fleshy pale green larva about 10mm long. The larva had a median and two lateral black lines running along its body. Also seen coming out of its rear end was a dried-up curled string of black frass.

Habitat:

On a leaf of a young eucalytpus tree

Notes:

Here is a spotting of the adult weevil http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/920... The larvae feed only on the upper surface of the leaf, leaving a clear tract behind them. Although considered a pest, they do not cause significant damage to the trees.

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2 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Thanks Martin. He was on his own on this fairly leafy tree.

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

A neat spotting Leuba. I've never seen these yet...

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

3178, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 2, 2012
Submitted on Nov 3, 2012

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