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Description

This is the montane Paropsis augusta. It is the largest species of leaf beetle that I am familiar with. The color can vary from red to yellow. The black scutellum is consistent in this species.

Date & Time

  2015-02-13 03:32 PM

Location

-37.634973 , 146.662039 : 344.903 m

Near Licola VIC 3858, Australia

Discussion

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  1. Chris Lindorff  Fantastic photos. Name now in dbase for you to assign.

    Reply • 02 Mar 2015

    • Martin Lagerwey  Thanks Chris. It is a magnificent beetle. I suspect that the yellow colors are early in the season and orange/red come later. We need more sightings to check this suspicion. Next time in Bright, Hotham, Falls Creek, Buller, in the summertime, you can find one. They would also be in Kosciusko.

      Reply • 02 Mar 2015




NS Observation No. 54F16378ED2A8945A100010B
Created 2015-02-28 05:43 PM (over 4 years ago)
Created By Martin Lagerwey
Updated 2015-03-02 10:34 PM (over 4 years ago)
Updated By Martin Lagerwey
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