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Paropsisterna octosignita

Paropsisterna octosignita


This glossy black leaf beetle has eight small orange or red blotches on the elytra. It is quite flat compared with its allies and the setose larva is illustrated.


This nocturnal beetle is occasionally found under bark of various Eucalyptus including Yellow Box, E. meliodora in this case, or swamp gum, E, ovata. It is widespread and occasionally occurs in large numbers as in this situation.

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1 Comment

Roy Arun
Roy Arun 3 years ago

like two friends chatting together....very nice timing...

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NSW, Australia

Spotted on Mar 17, 2019
Submitted on Apr 3, 2019

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