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A large paropsid leaf beetle (15mm length) which looked fully black to the eye but the flash has revealed a set of full length, deep red lines.
No dents were noticed on or around the pronotum.
I have always found these at night so suspect they hide in daytime maybe under bark.

Date & Time

  2015-10-25 11:11 AM


  -37.892382 , 145.31158 : 157.168 m

Near Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia


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  1. Chris Lindorff  G'day Mark. Have added this name. Good spotting.

    Reply • 28 Oct 2015

  2. Martin Lagerwey  Mark, I can clearly see the foveae by its reflected light in image 2. Your description is consistent with both nigerrima and morio. I have added one of each to assist your comparison. The most reliable differentiation is in the striae and not the color. I cannot determine which species you have because they need really good images to determine but are so darned hard to take.

    Reply • 01 Nov 2015

NS Observation No. 562E0005ED2A895C95000079
Created 2015-10-26 09:43 PM (almost 4 years ago)
Created By Mark Ridgway
Updated 2015-11-01 09:48 PM (almost 4 years ago)
Updated By Mark Ridgway
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