Calomela parilis

Calomela parilis

A small green and tan acacia leaf beetle found in south eastern Australia.
Calomela parilis http://www.jungledragon.com/image/38818/calomela_parilis_globulose_larvae.html  Australia,Calomela,Calomela parilis,Geotagged,Spring,chrysomelidae

Appearance

About 8mm long. Pale green pronotum and head; elytra have all margins tan with a large, internally contained section of metallic turquoise/green with densely packed random pitting.
Acacia leaf beetle (Calomela parilis) Beautiful 8mm long leaf beetle found on Acacia mearnsii.
In an outer urban nature reserve with a sparse mix of grasses, small eucalyptus, acacia, kunzea, pomaderris and others.
Easy to confuse with C bartoni and C curtisi Acacia leaf beetle,Australia,Calomela parilis,Chrysomelidae,Geotagged,Leaf beetle,Winter,calomela

Naming

No sysnonyms.
Calomela parilis globulose larvae  Australia,Calomela parilis,Geotagged,Summer,calomela

Distribution

Australia in southern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria generally within 200kms of the coast.

Status

Not at risk

Habitat

Dry sclerophyll forests with Acacia

Food

Acacia species.

References:

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http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Calomela+parilis#
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyChrysomelidae
GenusCalomela
SpeciesCalomela parilis
Photographed in
Australia