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Tortoise leaf beetle

(Poss.) Paropsis atomaria


Paropsis sp. Paropsine leaf beetle with fine dots over its elytra and bright orange/red color


On Eucalyptus among P. atomaria and P varicollis.


Tortoise beetle #13 This look similar to P. atomaria (pic 4) but differs in the following way. 1/ Slightly smaller 2/ Lacking darker markings. 3/ Brighter orange/red elytra.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wonderful :)

MartinL 9 years ago

Thanks for your comments Argy, Nic and Nell

Nicholas4 9 years ago

incredible color!!

MartinL 9 years ago

While atomaria is quite variable and sometimes has a red skirt It is also sometimes quite pale I suspect this is a different species again.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Excellent photos martin.
I like the markings halfway along the side of atomaria which sometimes look like a smiley face.

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 3, 2012
Submitted on Jan 3, 2012

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