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Leaf beetle eggs

Paropsis aegrota

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Spotted on the same eucalyptus tree as the adult beetle seen in the previous spotting.https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/2032977706

Notes:

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.

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2 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 months ago

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

Tukup
Tukup 6 months ago

Good find Leuba, and great notes. Thanks.

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Narre Warren North, Victoria, Australia

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

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