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This dark beetle is Paropsisterna nigerrima var. picta. The structure is identical to the common striped form but the color pattern is different. The important srtuctural feature to note for ID is the fine striae (puncturation lines) along the elytra. Sadly, the color patterns are no help. The third variety (nigerrima nigerrima) is entirely black. I suspect that at least two more variations occur that are not recorded in the MOV collection. One is entirely light and dark banded, the other is from NSW and has a different red spot pattern.

Date & Time

  2014-11-08 04:17 PM


  -37.740568 , 145.13906 : 28.635 m

Near Templestowe VIC, Australia


NS Observation No. 5635C6CCED2A89E56E000201
Created 2015-11-01 07:12 PM (almost 4 years ago)
Created By Martin Lagerwey
Updated 2015-11-01 07:12 PM (almost 4 years ago)
Updated By Martin Lagerwey
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