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Flea leaf beetle

Arsipoda montana

Description:

Small flea leaf beetle about 6mm long.

Habitat:

On broad acacia leaf in a local nature reserve.

Notes:

Alticini spp.? Galerucinae ?
I have only ever seen plain black, blue or brown flea leaf beetles before. This one ran down the leaf to the axil and only when reviewing the pictures I noticed the 'other' creature. No idea what it is but it's a strange shape.
Thanks martinl
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:...

1 species ID suggestions

Flea beetle
Arsipoda montana Arsipoda montana | Atlas of Living Australia

2 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

A beautiful Beetle....

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Oh Martin you're a whizz. Thanks.

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.86, Long: 145.32

Spotted on Oct 4, 2017
Submitted on Oct 4, 2017

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