March 3, 2010
Hello, my name Reuben and i am 8. I found this insect on a wattle tree. We live in Queensland Australia. Can you tell us about it??? Me and my brothers love your website.
From Reuben Wells
Woodbury, Queensland Australia
Thanks for your kind words. This is the larva of a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae. Though your example is definitely not the Silver Wattle Leaf Beetle pictured on the Brisbane Insect website, it does have some similarities. We eventually located the Acacia Leaf Beetle, Dicranosterna picea, also on the Brisbane Insect Website, and the larva appears to be a good match.