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Chrysolina quadrigemina

Greater St Johns Wort beetle at Umbagong District Park

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Chrysolina quadrigemina at Umbagong District Park - 16 Oct 2020
Chrysolina quadrigemina at Umbagong District Park - 16 Oct 2020

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A patch with much young Wort rapidly growing but not in flower. Second photo shows the healthy Beetle population can have good biocontrol, wherever enough insects work!

2 comments

Rosie wrote:
   17 Oct 2020
Good to know these have made a start at Umbagong! Thanks for recording them. Rosie, on behalf of the Landcare Group!
michaelb wrote:
   17 Oct 2020
Unfortunately the beetles are only partially effective, but any effort on their part is worthwhile.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 16 Oct 2020 Recorded on
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