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Leaf Beetle

Paropsis variolosa


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.


On a roadside sapling.


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

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Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

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

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 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 7 years ago

And me in Woolongong. We were nearly neighbors.

CharliePrice 7 years ago

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

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New South Wales, Australia

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

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