General Description

Body yellow-orange with a wide black stripe along each wing case (elytra) and black spots on the mid-body (thorax). Body up to 6 mm long.


Elm Leaf Beetles are native to Europe. Adults and larvae feed on elm leaves and are capable of defoliating and eventually killing trees. They are most active in summer, spending winter in and around buildings. Larvae crawl down trees to pupate (metamorphose) into adults in the ground between December and February.


South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


On elm trees.

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