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Paropsis dilatata This large montane species is a personal favorite with flamboyant patterns of white verrucae on the elytra like icing on the cake complete with beading along the margins of the elytra and pronotum.  Never common, this species is ovoviviparous, as montane species sometimes are, eggs hatching immediately before birth (although this specimen is male).    <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/38878/paropsis_lignea.html" title="Paropsis lignea"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2776/38878_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1585785610&Signature=Vg2XxgqfXOMrLM1LAiZx6VCrEao%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Paropsis lignea An ovoviviparous species, these were taken Immediately after (?)birth. Australia,Geotagged,Paropsis,Paropsis dilatata,Paropsisterna lignea,Summer" /></a></figure>  Australia,Geotagged,Paropsis,Paropsis dilatata Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Paropsis dilatata

This large montane species is a personal favorite with flamboyant patterns of white verrucae on the elytra like icing on the cake complete with beading along the margins of the elytra and pronotum. Never common, this species is ovoviviparous, as montane species sometimes are, eggs hatching immediately before birth (although this specimen is male).

Paropsis lignea An ovoviviparous species, these were taken Immediately after (?)birth. Australia,Geotagged,Paropsis,Paropsis dilatata,Paropsisterna lignea,Summer

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  1. A very handsome species. Great shot too. Posted 26 days ago

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Paropsis dilatata is a leaf beetle in the Paropsis genus.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Martin Lagerwey

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Uploaded May 15, 2016. Captured in Marysville-Woods Point Rd, Cambarville VIC 3779, Australia.