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Paropsis sp. (genus)

A leaf beetle at suppressed

Paropsis sp. (genus) at suppressed - 15 Jan 2023
Paropsis sp. (genus) at suppressed - 15 Jan 2023
Paropsis sp. (genus) at suppressed - 15 Jan 2023
Paropsis sp. (genus) at suppressed - 15 Jan 2023
Paropsis sp. (genus) at suppressed - 15 Jan 2023
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Identification history

Paropsis sp. (genus) 20 Jan 2023 MichaelMulvaney
Paropsis sp. (genus) 15 Jan 2023 HelenCross

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   20 Jan 2023
@HelenCross Helen, Are you able to raise some of these to adult beetles? I'm trying to establish a study to match the larvae to the adult beetle. I haven't come across these myself as yet. Thanks Alison
HelenCross wrote:
   20 Jan 2023
Yep, will give it a go. Anything I need to know about raising them other than providing fresh leaves? Also, I'll be away for work from 29 January to 10 February. Might have to find someone to look after them during this time?
   20 Jan 2023
Hi Helen, I've found just feeding them fresh leaves is enough. Perhaps an occasional spray of water.
   21 Jan 2023
By the way, I could take them while you are away if they haven't transformed yet. Let me know.
HelenCross wrote:
   22 Jan 2023
Thanks Alison, how long does their transformation generally take?
   22 Jan 2023
Hi Helen, I'm not sure exactly. I guess it depends on the age of the larvae

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Species information

  • Paropsis sp. (genus) Scientific name
  • A leaf beetle Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 15 Jan 2023 11:56 AM Recorded on
  • HelenCross Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Larvae Breeding behaviour

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