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Eucalyptus leaf beetle

Paropsisterna bimaculata


oval beetle, low profile, head tucked under transverse pronotum, elytra widest half-way, body colour green-yellow, pronotum with two longitudinal black blotches. Antennae filamentous and quite rigid.


This one flew onto the front car light shield , in a highly dense Eucalypt regrowth area , myrtle , forest area.


The Tasmanian Eucalyptus leaf beetle, Chrysophtharta bimaculata Native to Australia; endemic to Tasmania.

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1 Comment

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Very nice !

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Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Dec 7, 2014
Submitted on Dec 8, 2014

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