This page contains pictures and information about Narrow-necked Leaf beetles that we found in the Brisbane area,
- The leaf beetles in subfamily Criocerinae have the narrow thorax, so the
common name Narrow-necked Leaf Beetle.
- Red Narrow-necked Leaf Beetle
- Lilioceris bakewelli, Criocerini, body length 10mm
- This leaf beetle is bright red in colour with a large black spots on the
back. We found the beetle a few time on this same host plants in Karawatha
forest, which the plant had not
been identified yet. More information and pictures can be found in this page.
- Green Narrow-necked Leaf
- Lilioceris chamelus, Criocerini, body length 10mm
- This leaf beetle is bright pale green in colour with a half black on the
back. We found this leaf beetle once on the same host plant where we also
found the Red Narrow-necked Leaf beetle (above) at the same time. We thought
they are the same species. Chris Reid
send us email and advised that it is the Lilioceris chamelus which is rare.
- Orange-blue Narrow-necked
- ? Lema sp. Lemiini, body length 10mm
- We found this Narrow-necked Leaf Beetle in Ford Road Conservation Area on
Mar 2011. The beetle was flying. We followed the flying beetle and took those
pictures when it rested on leaf. Please check this page for more pictures and
- 1. Leaf Beetles subfamily Criocerinae - lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan, 2008.
- 2. Beetles
of Australia - Trevor J Hawkeswood, Angus & Robertson Publishers,
1987, plate 151.
- 3. Lilioceris (Lilioceris) bakewelli (Baly, 1859) - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australia 2005.
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