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Description

Paropsis roseola. This beetle is scarce and appears to occur in the Western deserts and further west to Perth. This beetle is identified by and named for its pink pronotum.

Date & Time

2014-03-07 07:29 PM [Melbourne]

Location

-34.754358 , 142.296229 : 52.972 m

Near Hattah VIC 3501, Australia

Discussion

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  1. Chris Lindorff  G'day Martin. Have added this one's name. I have some land in the Mallee, so will look out for this one. Does it prefer a particular species of eucalypt?

    Reply • 07 Mar 2015

  2. Martin Lagerwey  I don't know what eucalypt it prefers. I've seen it only once and it has very few records so it would be a great one to find again. There are several Paropsis and Paropsisterna species to find in the western district where the habitat is quite different. I do well looking on new growth, and at the edges of forest habitat and I like roadside plantations. In Melbourne I have done well on red box.

    Reply • 07 Mar 2015




NS Observation No. 54FAB84CED2A89097E0006FC
Created 2015-03-07 07:35 PM (over 4 years ago)
Created By Martin Lagerwey
Updated 2015-03-09 06:07 PM (over 4 years ago)
Updated By Martin Lagerwey
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