General Description

Body round and dome-shaped, mottled pale brown with dark patches. Body up to 1 cm long.


Eucalyptus Leaf Beetles feed on eucalypt leaves. Their larvae feed on new growth, consuming the entire leaf, but the adults prefer older leaves and make crescent shape holes along the edges. Larvae release a defensive liquid of hydrogen cyanide and eucalyptus oil if threatened.


South-western and eastern mainland Australia.


Dry schlerophyll forests and urban areas.

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