Lantana is a mighty huge pest in this country thanks to the efforts of early gardeners who wanted a pretty shrub in their gardens. One of the control methods adopted by the people in charge of such things was to introduce these fantastically photogenic beetles. Lucky me! They do wreak havoc on the lucky lantana leaf but I’m not sure the lantana is under any sort of control. It’s probably helped spread the weed in some silly way we’d never even considered.