Monolepta australis

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv_qmUYI4Wc   from Daleys website.
     
  • Paul Recher says that the classic method of handling monolepta when you know they are around is to make a fire and the beetles fly into it. He was told this in 1977 when he worked as nursery manager at a farm for handicapped with big avocado plantation where a few trees were getting hit hard. He then read the same thing in a book about the fire thing being used in late 1890's early twentieth century.
Common Name: 
Redshouldered leaf beetle
References: 
http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/26_9830.htm
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1440-6055.1982.tb01777.x/pdf