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Leaf Beetle

Paropsisterna sp. (undescribed)


This beetle is a surprise, being an entirely isolated population in Western Australia and in the "hectica'' species group. It feeds on local eucalypts where no snow gums exist and has a red pronotum, unknown in the Paropsisterna hectica species. Superficially this is Paropsisterna hectica but circumstantially it is a new species. Morphometrics confirms an undescribed species. "West Australian gold".

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1 Comment

maplemoth662 4 years ago

A beautiful Beetle, with beautiful colors....

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Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Feb 15, 2018
Submitted on Feb 15, 2018

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