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Paropsid leaf beetle

Paropsisterna sp.


About 10mm long. Mostly pale apple green with a slight hint of pink. Possibly P obovata?


On eucalyptus sapling in a nature reserve adjoining a national park.


To confirm species if possible.... Paropsisterna -> ???

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

I agree Martin. They're certainly in the same places the 'red' ones were... fading is definitely an possibility.

MartinL 10 years ago

That is certainly Paropsisterna.
The P. obovata seem to have been replaced by these older looking pale ones. I expect that they fade, even while still alive.

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 20, 2014
Submitted on Mar 20, 2014

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