Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae)Paropsisterna lignea

1 Lignea leaf beetle at Namadgi National Park

2 images

Paropsisterna lignea at Namadgi National Park - 2 Apr 2018
Paropsisterna lignea at Namadgi National Park - 2 Apr 2018
Paropsisterna lignea at Namadgi National Park - 2 Apr 2018

Identification history

Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) Paropsisterna lignea 15 Apr 2018 KimPullen
Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) Paropsisterna lignea 12 Apr 2018 michaelb5.6K
Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) Paropsisterna intacta 6 Apr 2018 michaelb5.6K

4 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   13 Apr 2018
Online information is confusing about Paropsisterna intacta and P. lignea. This one seems to match that at http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/104730, said to be a variety of P. lignea. But it is different to that called lignea at http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/49253. Perhaps lignea can have 10 thick stripes or 18 thin ones.
michaelb5.6K wrote:
   13 Apr 2018
Thanks Kim
The Atlas shows a variety of forms for P. lignea, see:
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:d016d8be-76e4-4a13-acf3-d3c5bd130902#gallery
RogerF wrote:
   13 Apr 2018
I suggest checking with Chris Reid. He identified the species with the 10 thick lines as lignea and 18 thin ones as intatca see pictures in my book.
KimPullen wrote:
   15 Apr 2018
Thanks Michael and Roger. I'll confirm it as lignea for now; we can change it if Chris disagrees.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 2 Apr 2018 Recorded on
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