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Leaf  Beetle ( Tortoise beetle)  Australia,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Leaf Beetle ( Tortoise beetle)

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  1. Interesting coloring! Could it be Paropsis charybdis? Posted 3 months ago
    1. Great research! Let's wait for Stuart's reply. Posted 3 months ago
      1. Thanks! I agree...And, just to state the obvious -- I could be wrong. There may be similar species in the area that I do not know of. Posted 3 months ago
        1. Definitely genus Paropsis. According to Gunter Maywald (CSIRO) in his research papers, one cannot easily tell species apart, other than with dissection/lab work. It can literally come down to placement of one dot, tricky genus. There is also a lack of useful keys for this genus. Posted 3 months ago
          1. Wow, fascinating information. Thanks, Ruth! Posted 3 months ago

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By Stuart Mathieson

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Uploaded Jan 11, 2021. Captured Jan 10, 2021 03:06 in 290-298 Homestead Rd, Orchard Hills NSW 2748, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 200D II
  • f/14.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO1600
  • 100mm