Catasarcus impressipenisCommon name: Red-legged weevil

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Western Australia and parts of South Australia.

Remarks: Weevils chew the leaves of eucalyptus trees around the edges, giving a scalloped appearance. Their eggs are laid in clusters just below the soil surface and the larvae feed on the roots of eucalypts.

References: Identification courtesy of Dr Janet Farr, Department of Environment and Conservation, Forest Entomologist.

Department of Agriculture and Food of Western Australia.

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