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Paropsisterna rufobrunnea

Paropsisterna rufobrunnea


A nitid brown shallow hemispherical leaf beetle with very fine elytral puncturation series. The margins of the exosleletal parts are black.


This is found limited to a region of Victoria, Australia associated with red gum eucalyptus

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

Lovely beetle Martin - would love a wooden model of this one.

maplemoth662 3 years ago

Your welcome, MartinL....

MartinL 3 years ago

Thankyou maplemoth
Thankyou Daniele. The brown (rufobrunnea = red brown) color is curiously prominent color for a diurnal beetle. Its closest ally is beata, which is spotted. Other allied species are black or primarily black, and nocturnal.

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Thanks for adding more endemic leaf beetles Martin. This one looks like polished wood!

maplemoth662 3 years ago

A very pretty Beetle....

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 18, 2018
Submitted on Mar 22, 2018

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