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Trachymela sloanei
2222_1177 Photo added 2007-01-15

Trachymela sloanei (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Australian Tortoise Beetle
Anthony Chabot Regional Park, San Leandro, Alameda County, California
April 28, 2006

Invasive pest of Eucalyptus trees. The leaf in this photo shows the type of damage these beetles cause -- they chew notches in the edges of leaves.

all photos and text © Joyce Gross