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Flora index
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guide to the mangroves of singapore
Insects
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
 
Wallace's leaf beetle
Rhyparida wallacei
Family Chrysomelidae

Adult size:
4-6 mm

One of the commonest leaf-eating beetles in the mangrove, it grazes on leaves of many species (polyphagous) but appears to dislike Avicennia and Sonneratia. Prefers young leaves.

Damage produces circular patched grazed areas on the undersurface, especially on young leaves.
close-up of pinned adult
Adult, pinned specimen
side view

close-up of damage on leaf
Grazing damage and
beetle on leaf

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What is mangrove?
Introduction

The Ecosystem

Abiotic
Biotic

Value
Intro
Products
Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

History
Mangroves to visit
Conservation
 
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre