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.

References: Atlas of Living Australia

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

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