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Tortoise Leaf Beetle

Paropsis atomaria

Description:

Short caterpillars with shiny black heads and rears. 15mm 4th instar?

Habitat:

Eucalyptus

Notes:

Couldn't get any closer because they were above a huge stinging ant colony.

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 10 years ago
Tortoise leaf beetle
Paropsis atomaria


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3 Comments

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 10 years ago

As I see it, the image carries with it some humor. After reading your personal note I could no more contain the laughter. If this image arrived here, you've survived :-). This one got me curious. Did you get also picture from the ants colony? It would be nice to see it. Thanks for sharing. I'll be enjoying the rest of the ride in this wonderful portfolio.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Excellent martinl thanks. I was struggling to find other images for this.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Albury, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 10, 2011
Submitted on Dec 12, 2011

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