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Cryptocephalinae sp. (sub-family)

A case-bearing leaf beetle at Stromlo, ACT

Cryptocephalinae sp. (sub-family) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Jan 2022
Cryptocephalinae sp. (sub-family) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Cryptocephalinae sp. (sub-family) 6 Jan 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Cadmus (Brachycaulus) ferrugineus 5 Jan 2022 HelenCross
Mataeomera (genus) 4 Jan 2022 donhe
Unidentified 4 Jan 2022 HelenCross

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3 comments

HelenCross wrote:
   4 Jan 2022
See sighting 4416284 for a poor quality image of what is in these structures
CathB wrote:
   5 Jan 2022
Hi Helen. I had been puzzled by these structures for some time until I just happened to see the picture on p. 38 of Roger F's book where they are identified as cryptocephaline leaf beetle cocoons made from faecal pellets. I have since collected a number of them and beetles have hatched out. The most recent one has been identified as Cadmus ferruginea (sighting 4415802) and the others have all looked similar (eg 4411148). I think the other sighting you mention is the same thing (see 4408331).
HelenCross wrote:
   5 Jan 2022
That's it @CathB!! Thanks so much :) I had just collected one today to see if I could hatch it!

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Nearby sightings

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Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Feb 2022 by HelenCross Anthela varia (Hairy Mary) at Stromlo, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by HelenCross Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Stromlo, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by HelenCross Stagonopleura guttata (Diamond Firetail) at Stromlo, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by HelenCross Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Stromlo, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by HelenCross Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Stromlo, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by HelenCross Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Jan 2022 by HelenCross Paropsini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified paropsine leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Jan 2022 by HelenCross Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Jan 2022 by HelenCross Paropsini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified paropsine leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Jan 2022 by HelenCross Echthromorpha intricatoria (Cream-spotted Ichneumon) at Stromlo, ACT - 9 Sep 2021 by HelenCross Pseudoperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Stromlo, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by HelenCross Melithreptus brevirostris (Brown-headed Honeyeater) at Stromlo, ACT - 18 Oct 2020 by HelenCross
Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Feb 2022 by HelenCross
Anthela varia (Hairy Mary) at Stromlo, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by HelenCross
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Stromlo, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by HelenCross
Stagonopleura guttata (Diamond Firetail) at Stromlo, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by HelenCross
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Stromlo, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by HelenCross
Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Stromlo, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by HelenCross
Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Jan 2022 by HelenCross
Paropsini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified paropsine leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Jan 2022 by HelenCross
Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Jan 2022 by HelenCross
Paropsini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified paropsine leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Jan 2022 by HelenCross
Echthromorpha intricatoria (Cream-spotted Ichneumon) at Stromlo, ACT - 9 Sep 2021 by HelenCross
Pseudoperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Stromlo, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by HelenCross
Melithreptus brevirostris (Brown-headed Honeyeater) at Stromlo, ACT - 18 Oct 2020 by HelenCross

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 4 Jan 2022 08:49 AM Recorded on
  • HelenCross Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Larvae Breeding behaviour

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