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Acacia leaf beetle

Calomela curtsi


A red leaf beetle with dark elytra patches and pronotal spots.


On Acacia (Black Wattle; Acacia mearnsii) in a nature reserve.


Of course this photograph was set up. The native flowers (Geraldton Wax; Chamelaucium uncinatum) come from my garden. The wind was too strong for easy photography in the field.

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MartinL 9 years ago

Yes it wasn't so keen on flowers. You never find these on the wrong plant

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

No wonder it looks confused. :)

MartinL 9 years ago

That's great Ernst

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 15, 2014
Submitted on Sep 18, 2014

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