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Casebearing Leafbeetle

Aporocera viridipennis


A small case bearing beetle about 4 mm long with black metallic elytra and an equally shiny copper coloured prothorax. Both elytra and thorax were heavily pitted. A small head supported large eyes and long straight antennae. The first pair of legs appeared to have slightly thick femora. The underside of the beetle had short stiff white hairs giving it a grey appearance.


Spotted on a eucalyptus tree - grey box - suburban garden.


A similar beetle an be seen here
Family: Chrysomelidae Subfamily: Cryptocephalinae

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

These seem colourful and under-described. Let's look for more.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 10, 2014
Submitted on Oct 10, 2014

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