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Black leaf beetle



This highly polished black beetle was found under bark and not on leaves as expected. The striae are deeply puncturated in even rows (should be ten) and convex interstices. This beetle is less convex than most paropsisterna which is consistent with other black species in the 'lineata' complex


Under bark on stringybark tree (Eucalyptus)


The lineata group of leaf beetles seem to be more commonly found under bark and this may be a diurnal refuge for these leaf beetles.

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 20, 2014
Submitted on Oct 20, 2014

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