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Leaf Beetle

Paropsis pantherina

Description:

This leaf beetle is small but boldly striped with transverse rows of red dots.

Habitat:

This was found singly on a roadside planting of eucalyptus saplings among many atomaria, beata and cupmoth caterpillars (ouch)

Notes:

Seen only once before in victoria.

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3 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thanks Mark
Thanks Charlie
This must be related to the (also small) P. minor
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/114...
and also related to P. obsolita
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/120...

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 7 years ago

What a little cutie , someone still has his Christmas outfit on ! Lovely find and photo's Martin

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Cupmoths.. oh no. Great paropsid.

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Mar 18, 2015
Submitted on Mar 18, 2015

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