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Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae)Paropsis atomaria   

Eucalyptus leaf beetle at Point Hut to Tharwa

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Paropsis atomaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Feb 2015
Paropsis atomaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Feb 2015

Identification history

Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) Paropsis atomaria 22 Aug 2016 RogerF
Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) Paropsis atomaria 22 Aug 2016 michaelb

Author's notes

On the western side of the Murrumbidgee River, north of Tharwa.

5 comments

RogerF wrote:
   22 Aug 2016
I would prefer to restrict the common name of tortoise beetle to the sub-family Cassidinae and call the species of chrysomelinae as leaf beetles which can then be termed eucalypt leaf beetle or acacia leaf beetle depending on host plant.
michaelb wrote:
   22 Aug 2016
Roger, Kim Pullen set up this species for CNM last night. I was just adding a sighting so we have a photo of the species. I don't understand fully what you say in the comment. You need to talk to him I think.
KimPullen wrote:
   22 Aug 2016
Good point Roger. I got the common name from the PADIL website http://www.padil.gov.au/pests-and-diseases/pest/main/135757 .
michaelb wrote:
   22 Aug 2016
I've changed the name to Eucalyptus leaf beetle.
RogerF wrote:
   22 Aug 2016
Common names can be a bit of a minefield especially where the same insect species is called by a different name depending on which state or region it is found. However we do have several common species belonging to the sub-family Cassidinae that are the real tortoise beetles, because of their shape, while many more species belong to the Chrysomelinae with a different, more domed shape that are the leaf beetles. NB there are several other sub-families of Chrysomelidae with no common name apart from the flea beetles (in the Galerucinae).

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Agonoscelis rutila (Horehound bug) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Jan 2019 Sphecidae or Crabronidae (families) (Unidentified sand wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Jan 2019 Sphecidae or Crabronidae (families) (Unidentified sand wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Jan 2019 Unidentified Other wasp (TBC) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Jan 2019 Mordellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 19 Jan 2019 Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 19 Jan 2019 Mordellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 19 Jan 2019 Ferreola handschini (Orange-collared Spider Wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 19 Jan 2019 Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 19 Jan 2019 Pompilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Spider wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 17 Jan 2019 Calomela curtisi (Acacia leaf beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Sep 2018 Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Sep 2018 Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Sep 2018 Merops ornatus (Rainbow Bee-eater) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Jan 2018 Sus scrofa (Feral Pig) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Jun 2017 Oenothera indecora subsp. bonariensis (Small-flower evening-primrose) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 12 Apr 2017 Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 11 Mar 2017 Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 26 Feb 2017 Mictis profana (Crusader bug) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 25 Feb 2017 Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Jan 2017 Xanthium spinosum (Bathurst Burr) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Ancita sp. (genus) (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Merops ornatus (Rainbow Bee-eater) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Dec 2016 Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Dec 2016 Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Dec 2016 Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Nov 2016 Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Nov 2016 Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2016 Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2016 Icerya acaciae (Acacia mealy bug) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2016 Polygonum aviculare (Wireweed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 17 Feb 2016 Persicaria lapathifolia (Pale Knotweed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 13 Feb 2016 Pterygophorus cinctus (Ringed sawfly or Bottlebrush sawfly) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 23 Jan 2016 Conium maculatum (Hemlock) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Jan 2016 Sphecidae or Crabronidae (families) (Unidentified sand wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Dec 2015 Taeniopygia bichenovii (Double-barred Finch) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Dec 2015 Bolboschoenus medianus (A Sedge) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 Saponaria officinalis (Soapwort) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2015 Rumex conglomeratus (Clustered Dock) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Dec 2015 Calomela curtisi (Acacia leaf beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Nov 2015 Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Nov 2015 Wheeleria spilodactylus (Horehound plume moth) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 17 Oct 2015 Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Sep 2015 Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Aug 2015 Vombatus ursinus (Wombat) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 6 Jun 2015 Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 May 2015 Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Apr 2015 Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 26 Feb 2015 Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Feb 2015 Paropsisterna sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Feb 2015 Artamus cyanopterus (Dusky Woodswallow) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Feb 2015 Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Jan 2015 Perga sp. (genus) (Steel Blue Sawfly or Spitfire) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Jan 2015 Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Jan 2015 Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Dec 2014 Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Dec 2014 Verbena incompta (Purpletop) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2014 Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2014 Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Nov 2014 Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Mar 2014 Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 11 Mar 2014 Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 5 Mar 2014 Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 12 Feb 2014 Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Jan 2014 Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 25 Mar 2013 Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 13 Feb 2013 Bolboschoenus medianus (A Sedge) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Jan 2009 Portulaca oleracea (Pigweed, Purslane) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Mar 2007 Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2007
Agonoscelis rutila (Horehound bug) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Jan 2019
Sphecidae or Crabronidae (families) (Unidentified sand wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Jan 2019
Sphecidae or Crabronidae (families) (Unidentified sand wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Jan 2019
Unidentified Other wasp (TBC) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Jan 2019
Mordellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 19 Jan 2019
Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 19 Jan 2019
Mordellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 19 Jan 2019
Ferreola handschini (Orange-collared Spider Wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 19 Jan 2019
Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 19 Jan 2019
Pompilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Spider wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 17 Jan 2019
Calomela curtisi (Acacia leaf beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Sep 2018
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Sep 2018
Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Sep 2018
Merops ornatus (Rainbow Bee-eater) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Jan 2018
Sus scrofa (Feral Pig) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Jun 2017
Oenothera indecora subsp. bonariensis (Small-flower evening-primrose) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 12 Apr 2017
Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 11 Mar 2017
Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 26 Feb 2017
Mictis profana (Crusader bug) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 25 Feb 2017
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Jan 2017
Xanthium spinosum (Bathurst Burr) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Ancita sp. (genus) (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Merops ornatus (Rainbow Bee-eater) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Dec 2016
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Dec 2016
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Dec 2016
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Nov 2016
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Nov 2016
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2016
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2016
Icerya acaciae (Acacia mealy bug) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2016
Polygonum aviculare (Wireweed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 17 Feb 2016
Persicaria lapathifolia (Pale Knotweed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 13 Feb 2016
Pterygophorus cinctus (Ringed sawfly or Bottlebrush sawfly) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 23 Jan 2016
Conium maculatum (Hemlock) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Jan 2016
Sphecidae or Crabronidae (families) (Unidentified sand wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Dec 2015
Taeniopygia bichenovii (Double-barred Finch) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Dec 2015
Bolboschoenus medianus (A Sedge) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015
Saponaria officinalis (Soapwort) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2015
Rumex conglomeratus (Clustered Dock) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Dec 2015
Calomela curtisi (Acacia leaf beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Nov 2015
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Nov 2015
Wheeleria spilodactylus (Horehound plume moth) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 17 Oct 2015
Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Sep 2015
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Aug 2015
Vombatus ursinus (Wombat) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 6 Jun 2015
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 May 2015
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Apr 2015
Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 26 Feb 2015
Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Feb 2015
Paropsisterna sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Feb 2015
Artamus cyanopterus (Dusky Woodswallow) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Feb 2015
Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Jan 2015
Perga sp. (genus) (Steel Blue Sawfly or Spitfire) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Jan 2015
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Jan 2015
Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Dec 2014
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Dec 2014
Verbena incompta (Purpletop) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2014
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2014
Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Nov 2014
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Mar 2014
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 11 Mar 2014
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 5 Mar 2014
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 12 Feb 2014
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Jan 2014
Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 25 Mar 2013
Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 13 Feb 2013
Bolboschoenus medianus (A Sedge) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Jan 2009
Portulaca oleracea (Pigweed, Purslane) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Mar 2007
Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2007

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