Catasarcus impressipennisCommon name: Red-legged weevil

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Southern Western Australia plus parts of South Australia and Victoria.

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.

We have seen this weevil all year round.

References: Atlas of Living Australia  https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:23f55d78-2afb-4b21-bcc9-21f8f30d3ee5

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

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