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Six-spotted Leaf Beetle

Paropsisterna sexpustulata


This polka dotted leaf beetle gathers communally during the day, retreating under bark and awaiting nocturnal feeding forays.


Found under bark.


Yes,I had to show off this one again.

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MartinL 8 years ago

They'd call them beetles. I'd have one too.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Very nice. I wished they made cars like these - probably not very aerodynamic but I'd love one.

MartinL 8 years ago

Thank you sunnyjosef

sunnyjosef 8 years ago

Beautiful little pair Martin...

MartinL 8 years ago

Thank you Doc. Some observations are magical moments. I saw about six together. I was actually looking for them but still surprised at this lucky find. I can only fit two in my macro lens.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 8 years ago

A pretty pair Martin!

MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks Mark.
I do not think they occur in Victoria.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Stunning paropsid.

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Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Jul 29, 2015
Submitted on Sep 8, 2015

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