Peltoschema orphana (Fireblight Leaf Beetle)

Peltoschema orphana   Fireblight Leaf Beetle
Mid September 2011
Found on Coast Wattle  or Boobyalla (Acacia sophorae)
Ulverstone
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Early June 2013
Found on Coast Wattle  or Boobyalla (Acacia sophorae)
Ulverstone
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Mid December 2012
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
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Early April 2015
Calverts Lagoon
Found on Coast Wattle  or Boobyalla (Acacia sophorae)
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Early April 2015
Calverts Lagoon
Found on Coast Wattle  or Boobyalla (Acacia sophorae)
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egg laying
Mid April 2018
Marion Bay
Found on Coast Wattle  or Boobyalla (Acacia sophorae)
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Late April 2012
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
Found on Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata).
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Mid April 2019
Alum Cliffs Track, Mole Creek
Note the interesting head adornment on the female
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Early April 2013
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
7mm
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Late September 2015
Mount Wellington
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Late March 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
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Mid April 2017
Ben Lomond National Park
Little Hell Circuit 1500m
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Early May 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
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Late September 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
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Early November 2023
Scamander
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Early November 2023
Scamander
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Early November 2023
Scamander
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Early April 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
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14 September 2018
larva found, then reared on Acacia dealbata
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Larva ready to pupate
16 September 2018
The larva burrowed into soil (in a vial) after these photos were taken
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September 22 2018
Larvae dug up from soil in container
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October 3 2018
Dug up from soil in container
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Emerged adult
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cf. Peltoschema orphana larvae
Late September 2023
Mount Field National Park
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cf. Peltoschema orphana larvae
Late September 2023
Mount Field National Park
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cf. Peltoschema orphana larvae
Late September 2023
Mount Field National Park
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