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Ficus sandpaper cabbage beetle (238) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Fig-leaf beetles

Scientific Name

The genus is Poneridia (family Chrysomelidae); there are several similar species, but not all the species of Poneridia feed on figs.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Chris Reid, Australian Museum, Sydney.

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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