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Leaf beetle

Paropsisterna crocata

Description:

A large smooth pale green leaf beetle with pitted elytra.

Habitat:

On a planted eucalyptus sapling. Elizabeth Bridges Reserve.

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9 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks Stephen
Thanks Mark
Thanks Sergio
Thanks Chief
So this is the undercoat then, thanks for your entomological insights =)

Beautiful metallic helmet! :)) Nice capture Martini.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Gotcha! That's how they look like before being painted!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Wow, very nice, Martin! It gives a new meaning to expression "metallic"!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Yep I think this is the German model.

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 8 years ago

It looks very "industrial" compared to the colours of the others. Great!

Arya
Arya 8 years ago

I agree with Mark, this is beautiful.

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks Mark. I love this one. It is slightly different in color to yours.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

It's a beauty Martin. Congratulations. :)

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 14, 2013
Submitted on Oct 17, 2013

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