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Paropsisterna nobilitata

10 Leaf beetle, Button beetle at Suppressed

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Paropsisterna nobilitata at Suppressed - 14 Oct 2020
Paropsisterna nobilitata at Suppressed - 14 Oct 2020
Paropsisterna nobilitata at Suppressed - 14 Oct 2020
Paropsisterna nobilitata at Suppressed - 14 Oct 2020

Identification history

Paropsisterna nobilitata 19 Oct 2020 KimPullen
Paropsisterna nobilitata 19 Oct 2020 KimPullen
Paropsisterna gloriosa 15 Oct 2020 michaelb
Unidentified 14 Oct 2020 LisaH

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5 comments

Christine wrote:
   14 Oct 2020
Wow! How pretty is that?? Great find :)
michaelb wrote:
   15 Oct 2020
Leaf beetle, (Chrysomelidae). Possibly Paropsisterna gloriosa, or one allied to it. See: https://sites.google.com/site/paropsisternapages/paropsis-sp
LisaH wrote:
   15 Oct 2020
Thank you - I was just so fortunate to spot it, amongst the profuse yellow flowers.
KimPullen wrote:
   19 Oct 2020
This does match Paropsisterna gloriosa, but I can't see how that species (as well as P. annularis) are different in any significant way from P. nobilitata, so I am using this last name as it is the oldest. Martin Lagerwey at https://sites.google.com/site/paropsisternapages/paropsisterna-nobilitata says the three species are 'similar'.
LisaH wrote:
   19 Oct 2020
Thank you.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 13 Oct 2020 Recorded on
  • LisaH Recorded by
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