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Spotted Paropsine Beetle

Paropsis maculata

Description:

Body length 8mm. The Spotted Paropsine Beetles are commonly found on young Eucalyptus tree forests, from late spring to mid summer to early winter. They are golden-yellow patterned on brown background colour.

Habitat:

Dry eucalypt forest @ 1100m elevation

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28 Comments (1–25)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Very unique color! So colorful! Like a flower!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Thanks to all for your comments on this spotting.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

Amazing beetle and beautiful picture, Congrats for the SODT

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 8 years ago

Well deserved SOTD MacC. I used to see these always, when I was growing up, they were on just about every second leaf you turned over (not quite, but very common!) - but very rarely now do I see any. Will be in that region again next week so will keep an eye out!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Congrats Mac, beautiful SOTD!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD, well deserved :)

Tom15
Tom15 8 years ago

Congrats on a wonderful spotting of the day!

Awesome capture MacChristiansen,amazing,congrats on another SOTD and thanks for sharing

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Congratulations for the SOTD, it is well deserved.

beaker98
beaker98 8 years ago

Well deserved SOTD! Excellent sighting.

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

great spotting!

MarcTe
MarcTe 8 years ago

great spotting!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD for this wonderful little beetle!

KerryHawkins
KerryHawkins 8 years ago

Yay! Mac!! SOTD! Very pretty beetle

Congrats On the SOTD ! :) :)

Yasser
Yasser 8 years ago

Mac, this beauty of a beetle was an easy pic for Spotting of the Day! :) What a gorgeous series! Thanks for sharing this and all your other awesome spottings. We're looking forward to seeing what you come across in 2014! Congrats!

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LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

I love everything about this little cutie.

So colorful and Cute !

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Thanks Gilma, Tom15 & Luis

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Thanks Shanna

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Thanks Lauren

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Beautiful find Mac!

Tom15
Tom15 8 years ago

Love the colors and pattern!

Beautiful!! Great spotting, MacChristiansen.

MacChristiansen
Spotted by
MacChristiansen

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jan 4, 2014
Submitted on Jan 4, 2014

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