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Parpsisterna intacta This leaf beetle is common under bark of eucalyptus and feed nocturnally.  The black pronotal dots look like large eyes.  Females are slightly larger and more convex.  It occurs from Adelaide and possibly north of Sydney and includes Tasmania.  Australia,Eucalyptus leaf beetle,Geotagged,Paropsisterna,Paropsisterna intacta,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Parpsisterna intacta

This leaf beetle is common under bark of eucalyptus and feed nocturnally. The black pronotal dots look like large eyes. Females are slightly larger and more convex. It occurs from Adelaide and possibly north of Sydney and includes Tasmania.

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Paropsisterna intacta is common in Victoria but seldom seen because it is nocturnal and hides under bark of manna type gumtrees. It has two ocelli which appear as large eyes, and has an additional pair of 'eyebrows' above them.

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

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Uploaded Dec 6, 2017. Captured Dec 6, 2017 18:00 in 555 Meredith-Steiglitz Rd, Meredith VIC 3333, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • f/16.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO200
  • 65mm