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Paropsine beetles

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All about Australian Paropsine beetles

  • Martin Lagerwey identified a sighting

    Sighting Peltoschema anxia

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    Sighted 20 Sep 2017
    Martin Lagerwey 24 April 2019
    Peltoschema anxia
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Peltoschema: anxia
    Common Names: Beetles, Chrysomelids, leaf beetles
    Martin Lagerwey says

    ID by visual comparison with specimen in SA Museum

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  • Martin Lagerwey identified a sighting

    Sighting Leaf Beetles mating

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    Sighted 25 Dec 2018
    Martin Lagerwey 24 April 2019
    Paropsisterna cloelia
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Paropsisterna: cloelia
    Common Names: Beetles, Chrysomelids, leaf beetles
    Martin Lagerwey says

    This beetle is known as Paropsisterna cloelia according to original description, which also occurs in melanic and partially melanic variations. Paropsisterna variicollis is dominant south of the nation including Perth and Tasmania and is very similar in every detail except overlay of golden colored pattern on pronotum and scutellum, and tessellation on the elytra. There is a good case that these two are conspecific, with P. cloelia being senior synonym.

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  • Donna Tomkinson identified a sighting

    Sighting Leaf Beetles mating

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    Sighted 25 Dec 2018
    Donna Tomkinson 24 April 2019
    Paropsisterna
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Paropsisterna
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  • Donna Tomkinson added a sighting

    Leaf Beetles mating

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    Sighted 25 Dec 2018
    19 McDowall Street, Gunalda, QLD, 4570

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  • Glenda Walter described a sighting

    Sighting Leaf beetle, Oakey

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    Sighted 7 Apr 2019
    Glenda Walter 9 April 2019
    Tagged With nigerrima
    Glenda Walter says

    Thanks, Martin, for these IDs. I wondered if this might be another nigerrima, although it is different from the others I've seen here, but the other one tricked me.

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  • Martin Lagerwey identified a sighting

    Sighting Leaf beetle, Oakey

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    Sighted 7 Apr 2019
    Martin Lagerwey 9 April 2019
    Paropsisterna nigerrima
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Paropsisterna: nigerrima
    Common Names: Beetles, Chrysomelids, leaf beetles
    Martin Lagerwey says

    Paropsisterna nigerrima is common and widespread, clockwise to Perth, not including Tasmania. Not further north. It comes in black and striped chromatic variations and this one is kinda between. The same range occurs in parts of Victoria and NSW. Same rule works, if puncturation series are deep, then its nigerrima. If smooth, there are many possibilities.

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  • Martin Lagerwey identified a sighting

    Sighting Leaf beetles, Oakey

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    Sighted 7 Apr 2019
    Martin Lagerwey 9 April 2019
    Paropsisterna nigerrima
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Paropsisterna: nigerrima
    Common Names: Beetles, Chrysomelids, leaf beetles
    Martin Lagerwey says

    This ID is based on the strong puncturation series. P. nigerrima is polychromatic and mimics several species including P. sexpustulata

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  • Glenda Walter identified a sighting

    Sighting Leaf beetle, Oakey

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    Sighted 7 Apr 2019
    Glenda Walter 8 April 2019
    Chrysomelidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae
    Glenda Walter says

    Is this another version of Paropsisterna sexpustulata or a separate species? The spots were more like narrow streaks.

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  • Glenda Walter added a sighting

    Leaf beetle, Oakey

    Leaf beetle

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    Sighted 7 Apr 2019
    Arthur Shooter Park, Oakey 4401

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  • Glenda Walter identified a sighting

    Sighting Leaf beetles, Oakey

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    Sighted 7 Apr 2019
    Glenda Walter 8 April 2019
    Paropsisterna sexpustulata
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Paropsisterna: sexpustulata
    Common Names: Beetles, Chrysomelids, leaf beetles
    Glenda Walter says

    Seen under Eucalypt bark, Oakey.

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