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Leaf Beetle

Paropsisterna bimaculata


elytra with a very pale golden brown main colouration...and a slight speckling , that wasn;'t as noticable with the eye , but come up in the photograph


Found behind bark on a Eucalyptus spp.

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CharliePrice 8 years ago

Oh wow ..ok my little cutie is yet to come into his winter colours ? IDing these are hard glad you are always so very helpful and giving of your time Martin ..Thankyou .

MartinL 8 years ago

What a cutie!
I think you have Paropsis bimaculata. I have seen agricola in Victoria and some bimaculata that Ian sent to me. Notice these two points 1/ agricola will have light flares on the base of the elytra and 2/ its color in Tassie is red or grey. It may have two or more complex black elytral spots. Bimaculata (means L. two - spots) . I am suggesting that the speckling can occur in bimaculata. Check the two species with their variations and see what you think

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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Mar 22, 2015
Submitted on Mar 25, 2015

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