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Variole Paropsine Beetle Larva

Paropsis variolosa


7 or 8mm black headed, dark larval grubs in a community on a gum leaf. In this case only one community on one leaf was visible

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StephenSolomons 6 years ago

Thanks Martini. It is great to have the id on this one

MartinL 6 years ago

This appears to be an early instar of the same leaf beetle. They begin life communally and larger instars are more likely to disperse.

Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

Lat: -33.38, Long: 151.48

Spotted on Feb 26, 2013
Submitted on Feb 26, 2013

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