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Leaf Beetle

Paropsisterna sexpustulata


This bright beetle is named for six elytral spots and the two rosy cheeks are not counted. It is common and one of few species that survives over the winter in Brisbane.


found under bark of large eucalypts. There were about ten found and they tend to cluster. They were active and likely not hibernating but just nocturnal.

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Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 20, 2015
Submitted on Jul 29, 2015

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