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Acacia leaf beetle larvae

Date & Time

  2018-01-03 12:00 PM [Melbourne]


  -37.631885 , 144.849135 : 133.815 m

Near Greenvale VIC 3059, Australia


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  1. Andrew Allen  Possibly Dicranosterna sp.

    Reply • 03 Jan

  2. Jeff Triplett  Maybe you could confirm with martin lagerway, but judging from his bowerbirds posts I would say it is almost certainly Dicranosterna immaculata. In the post he says that there are only two common species in victoria, and although the larva look similar immaculata is the only one which occurs on acacia with bipinate leaves, eg the black wattle shown in your photo.

    Reply • 06 Jan

  3. David Francis  Agree. Same as Martin Lagerwey's NatureShare observation?

    Reply • 06 Jan

  4. David Francis  Martin has a Leaf Beetle reference collection here on NatureShare - worth checking.

    Reply • 06 Jan

  5. Andrew Allen  I posted this on BowerBird this morning and Martin Lagerway confirmed Dicranosterna immaculata.

    Reply • 06 Jan

NS Observation No. 5A4C5CF4ED2A89E23C00465F
Created 2018-01-03 03:34 PM (10 months ago)
Created By Andrew Allen
Updated 2018-01-06 08:29 PM (10 months ago)
Updated By Andrew Allen
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