Striped Leaf Beetle
Adelaide Hills
Dark Brown Paropsine Leaf Beetle
Striped Leaf Beetle (Paropsisterna intacta)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Beetle (Coleoptera)
Family: Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)
Species: Striped Leaf Beetle (Paropsisterna intacta)
This Photo:     Ventral

Thank you Martin Lagerwey for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills
Not only did Martin supply the id for this stunning little beetle, he also very kindly supplied the specimen on his last trip to SA.
While this is the usual colour/pattern, Martin has found them without any spots on the pronotum, nor strips on the back (elytra).

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Feb-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species