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Australian Tortoise Beetle

Trachymela sloanei

Description:

Mating beetles that are brown with dark, mottled pattern.

Habitat:

Eucalyptus tree in backyard. These are from Australia and were introduced to California with the non-native and invasive Eucalyptus trees.

Notes:

The larva can be seen at my other spotting: https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/14...

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2 Comments

He he he, so true! Thanks for keeping things positive, Mark! :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 months ago

Oh well at least they're working on keeping the eucalyptus under control.

California, USA

Lat: 33.00, Long: -116.91

Spotted on Jun 2, 2019
Submitted on Jun 3, 2019

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