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Acacia Leaf Beetle

Dicranosterna picea

2 Species ID Suggestions

Ladybug
Scymnus (No sure about subspecies) http://www.lostladybug.org/file_uploads/LadyBug-Maine6.pdf
MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago
Acacia Leaf Beetle
Dicranosterna picea Acacia Leaf Beetle - Dicranosterna picea


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10 Comments

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

Thanks Martin for the correct ID... :)

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

@ kwalker... Ken.. could you help to ID this one?? http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/633...

ClaudiaRamirez
ClaudiaRamirez 10 years ago

Hi Kwalker, I think leaf eating beetle is more accurate ID for this guy, thanks :)

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

Thanks.. Love them too and I love to find NAMES for them!

kwalker
kwalker 10 years ago

Sure - as time allows. Love your images.

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

@ Ken.. Could you please check my other insects that have not been ID yet?? Thank you...

kwalker
kwalker 10 years ago

Hi -- I would suggest this is a Leaf eating beetle (Family Chrysomelidae; probably genus Paropsis) rather than a Ladybug Coccinellidae.

Here is a Google images search for that genus:

http://www.google.com.au/search?tbm=isch...



Ladybeetle adults and larvae are predacious, in particular on aphids whereas Chrysomelids can be pest leaf eating beetles.

Cheers -- Ken

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

Thanks ClaudiaRamirez...
I will do that..

ClaudiaRamirez
ClaudiaRamirez 10 years ago

Your Ladybug pics are very good, you should post them in the lost lady bug mission :)

Best regards !!!

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

Thanks ClaudiaRamirez..

Christiane
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Christiane

4671, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on May 24, 2011
Submitted on May 29, 2011

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