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Leaf beetle

Paropsisterna nr. tigrina

Description:

The pronotum is fairly clean and elytra are mottled in white and dark brown to black.

Habitat:

The foodplant is uncertain and not assumed to be eucalyptus.

Notes:

The interstitial puncturations are large and mixed with striae as to lose their linear nature. This is similar to P. m-fuscum and P. senmifumata and seems to fit into that complex. I did not go to Horn. These beetles were collected by Trevor to assist in research of this group of beetles. They are now held in the Australian Museum collection (Sydney).

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1 Comment

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

This beetle is near Paropsisterna tigrina.
Chris Reid's initial assessment 'Paropsisterna nr. tigrina
The only image I have of the species is one I took yesterday from the Victorian Museum collection and I attach it because it is not yet online.

MartinL
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MartinL

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Feb 14, 2015
Submitted on Feb 21, 2015

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