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Leaf Beetle

Cadmus (Cadmus) australis

Description:

A bright and common leaf beetle endemic to Tasmania, Australia.

Habitat:

Feeds on Eucalyptus of a wise range of species.

Notes:

From the subfamily cryptocephalinae, named for their downward pointed heads, they are commonly called case bearing beetles, because their larvae are contained in a shell made from their own fecal matter and feed at ground level on leaf litter.

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3 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Your welcome, MartinL....

MartinL
MartinL 3 years ago

Thank you maplemoth662
I saw only one last year, but this season there are hundreds.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Two, beautiful photos....a beautiful Beetle....

MartinL
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MartinL

Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Feb 6, 2018
Submitted on Feb 21, 2018

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