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Description

Acacia leaf beetle larvae

Date & Time

  2018-01-03 12:00 PM [Melbourne]

Location

  -37.631885 , 144.849135 : 133.815 m

Near Greenvale VIC 3059, Australia

Discussion

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Lorraine Phelan, Cathy Powers, and David Francis starred this.

  1. Andrew Allen  Possibly Dicranosterna sp.

    Reply • 03 Jan 2018

  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 http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/79823 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 2018

  3. David Francis  Agree. Same as Martin Lagerwey's NatureShare observation? https://natureshare.org.au/observations/54fab5d3ed2a89097e0006f2?species=Dicranosterna+immaculata

    Reply • 06 Jan 2018

  4. David Francis  Martin has a Leaf Beetle reference collection here on NatureShare - worth checking. https://natureshare.org.au/observations?collection_id=54f19ff1ed2a8983c200016b

    Reply • 06 Jan 2018

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

    Reply • 06 Jan 2018




NS Observation No. 5A4C5CF4ED2A89E23C00465F
Created 2018-01-03 03:34 PM (over 1 year ago)
Created By Andrew Allen
Updated 2018-01-06 08:29 PM (over 1 year ago)
Updated By Andrew Allen
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