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Acacia leaf beetle

Calomela parilis


A green leaf beetle with pitted metallic elytra. The genus Peltoschema feed on various Acacias and this species is most often found on Black Wattle (Acacia mearnsii)


In a nature reserve on black wattle. There were several specimens on one plant, otherwise it is scarce. Mt Lofty, Wonga Park, this is our favorite hunting ground for beetles.

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maplemoth662 6 years ago

Photo. No. 1: is a beautiful photo....this beetle, has many beautiful colors....

MartinL 9 years ago

Thanks pamsai

pamsai 9 years ago

fantastic photo martin.

MartinL 9 years ago

Thank you dotun55

dotun55 9 years ago

Pretty lil' thing!

MartinL 9 years ago

Thank you Fyn Kynd for the interest in this beetle.
This beetle is scarce but not rare.
I have found a rare one today to show in my next spotting.
Thank you too, Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Super little beetle Martin.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

MartinL 9 years ago

Thank you Reiko
Thank you aroa
Thank you josefina
Thank you Sergio

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Great beetle and spotting, Martin.

RiekoS 9 years ago

Very nice.

MartinL 9 years ago

Thank you magazhu
These are great to see, there are usually several together.
On Black wattle.

MartinL 9 years ago

Thank you Gilma

MartinL 9 years ago

Thank you Stephanie
Thank you Lauren

Lovely combination of colors, very beautiful beetle, MartinL.

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

What a beauty!

MartinL 9 years ago

Thank you Larry.
Thank you Saumya.

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 9 years ago

Such a beautiful beetle Martin!

Wow Cool colors !

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Lovely spotting Martin!

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 3, 2014
Submitted on Sep 3, 2014

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