Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Leaf beetle eggs

Paropsis aegrota


A cluster of hatched eggs attached by one end to the edge of a leaf. The leaf edge where the eggs were attached showed significant damage. There were tracks along the leaf possibly made by feeding larvae.


Spotted on the same eucalyptus tree as the adult beetle seen in the previous spotting.


Various species of leaf beetles seem to have different ways of attaching their eggs to their larval food source- some in rafts, some in clusters around stems and some like these in apparently disorganised clusters.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

You're welcome Tukup. Took me a while to work this one out and I hope I am right.

Tukup a year ago

Good find Leuba, and great notes. Thanks.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Narre Warren North, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 28, 2021
Submitted on Apr 16, 2021

Spotted for Mission

Related Spottings

Leaf Beetle Paropsis geographica Leaf Beetle leaf beetle

Nearby Spottings

Paropsis leaf beetle Amanita (with yellow ring) Amanita Cortinarius
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team