Dicranosterna immaculata



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Date & Time

  2015-03-29 05:19 PM

Location

-38.082021 , 147.086052 : 12.586 m

Near Cobains VIC 3851, Australia

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  1. Suzanne Jones  Identified by Martin Lagerwey.

    Reply • 30 Mar 2015

  2. Martin Lagerwey  I'm noticing leaf beetles seem suddenly more scarce. However I have seen large aggregations of elm leaf beetles hiding under bark of trees near the completely devastated elm hosts. In some habitats, there are no more leaves left for them to eat. I think the fire-blight beetle will be doing the same. Some insects are starting their hibernating now. Your beetle, on bark, might be thinking the same thing.

    Reply • 30 Mar 2015

    • Suzanne Jones  Yes, it was found under the bark of some dead or dying branches of an Acacia pycnantha that my husband was removing. A few of the wattles in that corner of the garden would be 20 years old and dying off gradually. Should my husband not mulch up the branches in case beetles are under the bark? Guess he could just stack them up somewhere until spring!

      Reply • 31 Mar 2015




NS Observation No. 55191D01ED2A8990040001E8
Created 2015-03-30 08:53 PM (over 3 years ago)
Created By Suzanne Jones
Updated 2015-03-30 08:54 PM (over 3 years ago)
Updated By Suzanne Jones
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