The Dried Apple Beetle, Doticus palmaris (also known asAraecerus palmaris), is a native fungus weevil. Larval hosts include fungal galls of Acacia and Exocarpus, husks of various fruits (including introduced fruits such as apples), and dead vegetative matter. The species has also been called the Jumping Anthribid due to the peculiar jumping action of their larvae when directly disturbed. Males have greatly enlarged fore tarsi.
Early January, 2012
Found on Boobyalla, Acacia sophorae
Mid November 2018
Mid January 2011