Sighting

Martin Lagerwey 21 May 2013

Tea Tree Leaf Beetle (Paropsis pictipennis)

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Sighted 17 Nov 2011
Patterson Road, Lilydale VIC 3140, Australia

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Identifications

  • Martin Lagerwey 21 May 2013
    Chrysomelidae
    (family)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae
    Martin Lagerwey says

    This genus and species is missing in the family tree but occurs on EOL and PaDIL.

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  • Ken Walker 21 May 2013
    Paropsis pictipennis
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Paropsis: pictipennis
    Common Names: Beetles, Chrysomelids, leaf beetles
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Notes

  • Ken Walker 21 May 2013
    Tagged With missing
    Ken Walker says

    Thanks Martin -- In 2006, Dr Chris Reid of the Australian Museum synonymised the genus Procrisina with Paropsis. Procrisina pictipennis is now correctly known as Paropsis pictipennis. Here is the reference to that paper: Reid, C.A.M. 2006. A taxonomic revision of the Australian Chrysomelinae, with a key to the genera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Zootaxa 1292: 1-119 [81] (Procrisina Aslam, 1968: 129 junior synonym Paropsis Olivier, 1807: 596)

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  • Martin Lagerwey 22 May 2013
    Martin Lagerwey says

    Thanks Ken Walker for correcting this ID. I have a keen interest in this group and other images to share. I would love to lean on your expertise in the future.

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  • Ken Walker 21 May 2013
    Tagged With great picture!
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