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Australian Leaf Beetles



Leaf Beetles

Bean Weevil
(Acanthoscelides obtectus)
Bean Weevil
The Bean Weevil is an exotic pest species that is established in Australia. It is an oval grey brown beetle, covered with short hairs. The wing cases are short and do not quite reach the tip of the abdomen. The head is small and bent forward,... Click to continue>
Pea Weevil
(Bruchus pisorum)
Pea Weevil
The Pea Weevil is a small reddish brown beetle with dark markings. The body is tear drop shaped and broader at the base, with two large black spots on the rear end. Pea Weevils do not have the elongated snout of true weevils. The eggs are small and... Click to continue>
Cowpea Weevil
(Callosobruchus phaseoli)
Cowpea Weevil
The Cowpea Weevil is an exotic pest species. The beetle is brown and scaly and rounded in shape, with long legs and antennae. The elytra (hardened front wings) are patterned with light and dark markings, and are quite short, not fully covering the... Click to continue>
Leaf Beetle
(Chrysomelidae family sp1)
Leaf Beetle
Not sure what species of Leaf Beetle this is. The head is a buff colour, and the body is patterned in shades of cream, buff and brown. It has a domed shape like a ladybird, and the surface has a textured appearance. Click to continue>
Leaf Beetle
(Chrysomelidae family sp2)
Leaf Beetle
Leaf Beetles - unknown species. The male is black and the female is metallic blue. It could be a species of Lilioceris, but not sure. Let me know if you recognise the species. Click to continue>
Leaf Beetle
(Cryptocephalus sp)
Leaf Beetle
This leaf beetle is yellow with orange head and small metallic forewings that cover only the top part of the abdomen. Click to continue>
Lily Leaf Beetle
(Lilioceris nigripes)
Lily Leaf Beetle
The Lily Leaf Beetle has reddish brown wing covers, and a dull brown head and abdomen. The legs and antennae are black. Click to continue>
Gum Leaf Beetle
(Paropsis sp)
Gum Leaf Beetle
Gum Leaf Beetles feed on the leaves of Eucalyptus trees. They are brown with yellow markings and a similar domed shape to ladybirds. Click to continue>
Leaf Beetle
(Phyllocharis sp)
Leaf Beetle
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... Click to continue>
Fig Tree Leaf Beetle
(Poneridia semipullata)
Fig Tree Leaf Beetle
The Fig Tree Leaf Beetle has brown wing covers and a yellowish brown head and thorax. There is a black spot on the thorax and at the base of the wing covers Click to continue>
Lantana Leafminer
(Uroplata girardi)
Lantana Leafminer
The Lantana Leafminer is a small shiny brown beetle. The wing covers are rectangular and have corrugations along the length. It has several golden brown spots on the wing covers, and golden coloured legs. The beaded antennae are fairly short and... Click to continue>
Elm Leaf Beetle
(Xanthogaleruca luteola)
Elm Leaf Beetle
The Elm Leaf Beetle is a yellowish beetle with a black stripe along their elytra (protective wing covers) and three or four distinctive black spots on the thorax. The larvae are all black or black and yellow. Pupae are orange yellow with black... Click to continue>


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