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  Gum Leaf Beetle (Paropsis sp)





Gum Leaf Beetle | Paropsis sp photo
Gum Leaf Beetle

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GUM LEAF BEETLE FACTS

Identification
Gum Leaf Beetles feed on the leaves of Eucalyptus trees. They are brown with yellow markings and a similar domed shape to ladybirds.

Size
8mm

Food
leaves

Breeding
Leaf Beetles lay their eggs on a leaf or leaf stem. The larvae feed on leaves, and drop to the ground to pupate in the soil.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Coleoptera
Family:Chrysomelidae
Genus:Paropsis
Species:sp
Common Name:Gum Leaf Beetle