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Leaf beetle

Paropsis marmorea


A lonely brown leaf beetle catching some winter sun. This is my first record of this species.


On red box (eucalyptus.) in a nature reserve.


Locking away regions of native growth habitat is very useful if we wish to maintain biodiversity.

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MartinL 7 years ago

Thank oyu Lori and Mark. I have changed the ID to Paropsis marmorea which differs from Paropsis geographica by being less strongly spotted and having more yellow color through the pronotum and skirt.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

yes like fancy spats

lori.tas 7 years ago

Love these little leaf beetles. Especially their little feet.

MartinL 7 years ago

Now it makes sense :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Changed 'naive' to 'native' ok?

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Aug 2, 2014
Submitted on Aug 9, 2014

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