Photo: C & D Frith
Australian Tropical Rainforest Life
Leaf Beetle: Stethomela species
This is a pair of mating leaf beetles belonging to the beetle family Chrysomelidae, and are just one example of the numerous species of beetles of various families found in the rainforest.
They are found in flowers, mosses, ferns, beneath bark, within rotting vegetation, living trees, leaf litter and soil.