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  Leaf Beetle (Phyllocharis sp)





Leaf Beetle | Phyllocharis sp photo
Leaf Beetle

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Leaf Beetle | Phyllocharis sp photo
Leaf Beetle

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Leaf Beetle | Phyllocharis sp photo
Leaf Beetle

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



LEAF BEETLE FACTS

Identification
At first glance, this Leaf Beetle could be mistaken for a large elongated ladybird, but up close it looks nothing like a ladybird apart from the colour. It is orange red with bold black spots - one on the head, one on the thorax and eight on the wing covers.

Size
body length 10mm

Habitat
found on foliage of trees and shrubs



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