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Variole Paropsine Beetle Larva

Paropsis variolosa

Description:

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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2 Comments

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 7 years ago

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

MartinL
MartinL 7 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.

StephenSolomons
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StephenSolomons

Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

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

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