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Leaf beetle in eucalypt

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL 9 years ago
Tortoise Leaf Beetle
Paropsisterna variicollis Paropsisterna variicollis | Atlas of Living Australia

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Thanks Patrick. That surely helps. Well done Martin !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Brilliant addition thanks Patrick. That says so much.

PatrickCalmels 9 years ago

Thank you all for the quick response.
I have added a photo. It is not a good photo, but I think will help to ID.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

The pronotum, like mine, are without markings. Scutellum black as in

MartinL 9 years ago

This beetle is variable and is giving us some trouble to identify.
I believe it is Paropsisterna variicollis. The color is very variable. The black legs are important but hard to see. The grooves along the wing covers (elytra) are also important for identification. You have shown these well.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Very interesting find Patrick as we found the same one yesterday near Melbourne and are unable to ID it exactly. Paropsisterna species... possibly P cloelia. Welcome to Project Noah... hope you enjoy the site.

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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Jan 18, 2015
Submitted on Jan 18, 2015

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