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Leaf Beetle

Paropsis porosa


Very grooved and dotted like one , pale green with a darker colour on the wings , leading and getting lighter in the skirt , edged with a paler colour , almost cream . Pronotum pale yellowish , with mottled colours of the green. alot of the leaves tipped with hanging larvae , only beetle/insect found anywhere on the small new growth shrub/tree, only waist height - up to 6 of this kind , with many eaten leaves.


Possibly Paropsis delittlei or Paropsis porosa ..Tas Insects shows , but not this green variation . Would like further help please.

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL 9 years ago
Leaf beetle
Paropsis porosa Sighting - BowerBird

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CharliePrice 9 years ago

Thankyou , i hope i get better , this is a new one for me , so that's a massive bonus :) Making notes about the feet , that's great ...always appreciate your help Martin.
I was in heaven , so many different types all fairly close together , in less than an hour , i bet there was even more ..and loads of larvae , so worth another visit !

MartinL 9 years ago

A great beetle Charlie.
You will become expert at telling them apart.
I have given you a Tasmanian reference because these are more grey than the mainland ones, at least so far as I have noticed.
Porosa have black feet and delittlei's are testaceous.
Porosa has yellow markings on a black body, in the shape of a 'Y' .
Delittlei is more lumpy and porosa more smoothly convex.
I think the pale scutellum is important to ID for porosa.

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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Feb 9, 2015
Submitted on Feb 9, 2015

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