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Leaf beetle

Paropsis marmorea

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Locking away regions of native growth habitat is very useful if we wish to maintain biodiversity. http://www.forestryimages.com/browse/sub...

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5 Comments

MartinL
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.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/626...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

yes like fancy spats

lori.tas
lori.tas 7 years ago

Love these little leaf beetles. Especially their little feet.

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Now it makes sense :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Changed 'naive' to 'native' ok?

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

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

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