This page contains pictures and information about
Leaf beetles in subfamily Eumolpinae that we found in the Brisbane area,
- Eumolpinae beetles feed on leaves, flowers and fruits of different plants
mainly on Eucalypts and Acacia. Eggs are laid in soil or in
covered clusters on plants. Larvae live in soil and are root feeders. They
pupate in soil as well.
- Brown Swarming Leaf Beetle
- Rhyparida sp., body length 8mm
- The beetle was found near Bulimba Creek in Sunnybank during early summer Nov
2007. They merge and swarm after the first heavy rains of the summer
season. Please check this page for
- Iridescent Leaf Monkey Beetle
sp., body length 8mm
- Dark Green Leaf Monkey
- Geloptera sp., body length
Leaf Beetle is shiny dark green to black in colour. They were easily found on
young gum trees in Karawatha Forest during early summer. Only adults were
found. They highly alerted to our approaching. Some of them dropped from
leaves even we were a meter away.
- 1. Eumolpinae Hope, 1840 - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australia 2005.
- 2. Swarming leaf beetles, Rhyparida spp. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae) - PaDIL, Pest and Diseases Image Library, 2007.
- 3. Geloptera
Chrysomelidae - Insects of Townsville, Australia - Graeme Cocks
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