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I can see what you mean martin. I was thinking the lighting and angle might account for it.
P atomaria can lack the darker markings as yours does.But this one looks kind of different. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/830... Pic #4 is the common form.
More great close-ups of leaf beetles. I love the feet on these and you show them clearly. They are a bit like tiny camel feet.
Lat: -25.18, Long: 151.64
Spotted on Apr 22, 2012 Submitted on Apr 24, 2012