Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Bronze beetle damage

Eucolaspis brunnea (Fabricius)

Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae

Size range

  • Small beetle, 5 mm long


  • Native, widespread, especially common in northern North Island

Life History

  • Larvae live underground, feeding on grass and clover roots
  • Adults feed at night, leaving holes in leaves
  • Damages developing fruit
  • A pest on fruit trees and garden plants

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