Paropsisterna beata


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This beetle is Paropsisterna beata. It is a highly nitid (glossy) species and lacking striae grooves. The combined elytra have six orange dots. The orange edge of the elytra and pronotum is important to note for ID purpose to avoid possible confusion with other similar species. Several specimens were found communally under a smooth barked Eucalyptus sp. which looks similar to a manna gum. This is a nocturnal species in Victoria but also occurs in northern states and appears to be diurnal there. I have never seen it except under bark. I have observed this species also in Mt Lofty (Wonga Park, Vic), Frankston, Croydon and the Basin.

Date & Time

  2014-11-07 08:42 AM


-36.963416 , 144.246998 : 398.165 m

Near Harcourt North VIC 3453, Australia


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  1. Chris Lindorff  Have now added this species to the database. Cheers.

    Reply • 02 Mar 2015

NS Observation No. 54F31105ED2A8945A1000363
Created 2015-03-02 12:15 AM (almost 5 years ago)
Created By Martin Lagerwey
Updated 2015-03-02 10:13 PM (almost 5 years ago)
Updated By Martin Lagerwey
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