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Variole Paropsine Beetle Larva

Paropsis variolosa

Description:

community of larval grubs 2cm in length. Wave their rear end at intruders when they feel threatened, may release a toxin or unpleasant substance

Habitat:

several groups on low hanging gum leaves


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2 Comments

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 6 years ago

I have gone for paropsis based on the Brisbane Insects page. Thanks for the lead. I did wonder if they were related to the smaller ones. Interesting that we have so many stages of the beetle's growth available at once

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

This is one of the tortoise leaf beetle larvae from Chrysomelidae Possibly paropsis
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zosterops/3...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/639...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zosterops/6...

StephenSolomons
Spotted by
StephenSolomons

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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