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Leaf Beetle

Paroposisterna octomaculata

Description:

A very convex beetle with polished black elytra and orange head and scutellum. There are two orange patches extended transversely across the body almost halfway to the apex. This species appears similar to P. 8 maculata from PNG. It is not a surprise that this was found on Horn, near Thursday Island.

Habitat:

On Eucalyptus

Notes:

This specimen was supplied by Trevor Lambkin

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1 Comment

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

I have made a visit to the museum collection today and saw a specimen identical to this named Paropsis octomaculata.

MartinL
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MartinL

Queensland, Australia

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

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