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Leaf Beetle

Paropsis variolosa

Description:

This large beetle is widespread throughout Australia. It is red, orange or brown and has white markings on the elytra associated with the small warty lumps.

Habitat:

On a roadside sapling.

Notes:

This species is the genus type representative (for Paropsis).

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6 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

You have a very interesting armored force in your country, Martin. I love your beetles.

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Yes, you can buy two houses :)
You will find this beetle (similar) in Tasmania and it is called Paropsis tasmanica.

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 7 years ago

Spent many a weekend down there , nice drive ...had friends at Picton for a quick stop and then on too sea air ....good day trip. Tassie won me over 10yrs ago now . :)

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

And me in Woolongong. We were nearly neighbors.

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 7 years ago

Interesting know this area well , owned a house at Ambarvale many moons ago :)

MartinL
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MartinL

New South Wales, Australia

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

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