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Leaf Beetle Biology 
Seed Beetles
Orange-blue Leaf Beetle 
Lantana Leafminer 1
Lantana Leafminer 2
Green Tortoise Beetle
Orange Tortoise Beetle
Two-tailed Leaf Beetle 
Orange-black Cylinder Beetle  
Iridescent Cylinder Beetle
Long Cylinder Beetle 
Brown Cylinder Beetle
5-spotted Leaf Beetle 
Brown Swarming Leaf Beetle
Iridescent Monkey Beetle
Dark Green Monkey Beetle  
Acacia Leaf Beetle1
Acacia Leaf Beetle2
White Acacia Leaf Beetle 
Dotted-lines Paropsine
Tea Tree Leaf Beetle 
Gum Nut Leaf Beetle I
Gum Nut Leaf Beetle II
Gum Nut Leaf Beetle III  
Eight-spotted Leaf Beetle
Aerarium Leaf Beetle
Shiny Dark-brown Leaf Beetle 
Marble Leaf Beetle
Red-black-white Leaf Beetle
Red-white Leaf Beetle
Dark Brown Paropsine Beetle 
Green Strip LeafBeetle
I-Mark Leaf Beetle
Metallic Green Acacia Beetle
Silver Wattle Leaf Beetle
Acacia Golden Green Leaf Beetle
Dotted-head Acacia Beetle 
Pittosporum Beetle 1
Pittosporum Beetle 2
Small 9-Spotted Leaf Beetle
Small 4-Spotted Leaf Beetle
Dark Green Leaf Beetle
Metallic Green Leaf Beetle
9-Spotted Leaf Beetle
Flea Beetle 1
Flea Beetle 2
Small Brown-black Leaf Beetle
Small Blue Leaf Beetle
Two-spotted Leaf Beetle 
Celtis Leaf Beetle
Figleaf Beetle
Kangaroo Vine Leaf Beetle
Blue Oides Leaf Beetle
Red-shouldered Leaf Beetle
Synodita Leaf Beetle


Leaf Tortoise Beetles - Subfamily Cassidinae

This page contains pictures and information about Leaf Tortoise Beetles Subfamily Cassidinae in that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
This group of beetles newly been combined from two subfamilies, Cassidinae and Hispinae. The 'hispoid' group with cryptic spiny adults and external or leaf-mining flattened larvae, pupating at or near the ground. The 'cassidoid' group with often conspicuous adults and externally-feeding spiny larvae which pupate on the host.

Lantana Leafminer Beetle 1
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Octotoma scabripennis, Chalepini, body length 8mm
At first we saw there are some dirt on the leaf. Then we found there other quite a number of dirt with similar shape on different leaves. When we came close, we notice they are insects. Since they have hard wings cover with two wings meet at middle, we believe they are beetles. Here we like to thank Dr. Kaae again. Dr. Kaae advised that they are leaf beetles. It is hard to tell, isn't it? Their larvae mine inside lantana leaves. They are introduced to Australia to control the lantana. More information and pictures please click on here.
Lantana Leafminer Beetle 2
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Uroplata girardi, Chalepini, body length 8mm
This is another species of beetle released as biological control of Lantana camara. Details please also check this web page
Green Tortoise Beetle
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Cassida compuncta, Cassidini, body length 4mm
Pictures were taken in Wishart Bushland during mid summer. The beetles were mating on grass. The beetles are broadly ovate shaped with wing-covers and prothorax broadly extended. The prothorax cover the head from above. More information can be found in this page.
Orange Tortoise Beetle
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Aspidimorpha westwoodi, Cassidini, body length 8mm
The beetles are broadly ovate shaped with wing-covers and prothorax broadly extended. The prothorax cover the head from above. They have the orange colour body. On wing covers there are the black dots patterns. Click here for more information.
Two-tailed Leaf Beetle
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Aproida balyi,  Aproidini, body length 8mm 
This beetle is bright grass-green with dark brown edges. It legs are all green in colour. The antennae are dark brown with white tip. Please check this page for more information.

1. Cassidinae Gyllenhal, 1813 - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australia 2005.
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Last updated: February 04, 2012.