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Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae)Paropsis atomaria   

Eucalyptus leaf beetle at The Pinnacle

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Paropsis atomaria at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Paropsis atomaria at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Paropsis atomaria at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Paropsis atomaria at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Paropsis atomaria at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019

Identification history

Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) Paropsis atomaria 13 Feb 2019 KimPullen
Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) Paropsis atomaria 11 Feb 2019 Alison Milton
Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) Paropsini sp. (tribe) 14 Jan 2019 KimPullen
Unidentified 13 Jan 2019 Alison Milton

Author's notes

I took some caterpillars home and they emerged as photos 2 & 3 (four beetles). I released them back where I collected them (photo 4). Also found four more beetles with stronger colouring. At first I didn't see any other beetles on the tree and only noticed them after I had released my beetles. They were then quite active and one studiously made its way over and inspected two of the released beetles, climbing onto them then moving on. A male looking for females? Amazing that it could sense new arrivals from a distances of about two feet.

1 comment

KimPullen wrote:
   13 Feb 2019
Good to get that association of the larvae with the adults, Alison.

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Nearby Sightings

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Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at The Pinnacle - 28 Mar 2019 Austroscolia soror (Blue flower wasp, Black flower wasp) at The Pinnacle - 28 Mar 2019 Paropsis obsoleta (Leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 28 Mar 2019 Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at The Pinnacle - 16 Feb 2019 Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 Rhinotia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Rhinotia weevil) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 Ditropidus sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 Rhinotia filiformis (A belid weevil) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 Calomela sp. (genus) (Acacia leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 Olbonoma triptycha (Concealer moth) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 Coccidae sp. (family) (Unidentified coccid scale insect) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 Coccidae sp. (family) (Unidentified coccid scale insect) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 Tenodera australasiae (Purple-winged mantid) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 Doratifera quadriguttata (Four-spotted Cup Moth) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 Geometridae sp. (family) (Unidentified Geometer moths) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 Hyalarcta nigrescens (Ribbed Case Moth) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 Liparetrus sp. (genus) (Chafer) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 Liparetrus sp. (genus) (Chafer) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019 Scopula optivata (Varied Wave) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019 Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019 Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019 Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moths) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019 Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019 Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019 Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019 Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019 Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019 Paropsis sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019 Monolepta sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019 Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at The Pinnacle - 11 Jan 2019 Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at The Pinnacle - 11 Jan 2019 Paropsini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified paropsine leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019 Trichophthalma sp. (genus) (Tangle-vein fly) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019 Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019 Paropsis obsoleta (Leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019 Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019 Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019 Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019 Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019 Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at The Pinnacle - 7 Jan 2019 Polyporus arcularius at The Pinnacle - 17 Dec 2018 Anthela oressarcha (TBC) at The Pinnacle - 22 Sep 2018 Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at The Pinnacle - 1 Jul 2018
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at The Pinnacle - 28 Mar 2019
Austroscolia soror (Blue flower wasp, Black flower wasp) at The Pinnacle - 28 Mar 2019
Paropsis obsoleta (Leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 28 Mar 2019
Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at The Pinnacle - 16 Feb 2019
Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Rhinotia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Rhinotia weevil) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Ditropidus sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Rhinotia filiformis (A belid weevil) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Calomela sp. (genus) (Acacia leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Olbonoma triptycha (Concealer moth) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Coccidae sp. (family) (Unidentified coccid scale insect) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Coccidae sp. (family) (Unidentified coccid scale insect) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Tenodera australasiae (Purple-winged mantid) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Doratifera quadriguttata (Four-spotted Cup Moth) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Geometridae sp. (family) (Unidentified Geometer moths) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Hyalarcta nigrescens (Ribbed Case Moth) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Liparetrus sp. (genus) (Chafer) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019
Liparetrus sp. (genus) (Chafer) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019
Scopula optivata (Varied Wave) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019
Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019
Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019
Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moths) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019
Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019
Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019
Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019
Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019
Paropsis sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019
Monolepta sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 19 Jan 2019
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at The Pinnacle - 11 Jan 2019
Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at The Pinnacle - 11 Jan 2019
Paropsini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified paropsine leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019
Trichophthalma sp. (genus) (Tangle-vein fly) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019
Paropsis obsoleta (Leaf beetle) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at The Pinnacle - 10 Jan 2019
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at The Pinnacle - 7 Jan 2019
Polyporus arcularius at The Pinnacle - 17 Dec 2018
Anthela oressarcha (TBC) at The Pinnacle - 22 Sep 2018
Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at The Pinnacle - 1 Jul 2018

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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