Variable Leaf Beetle
Fireblight Beetle
Variable Leaf Beetle (Paropsisterna variabilis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Variable Leaf Beetle (Paropsisterna variabilis)
This Photo:     🔍Ventral🔎

Thank you Martin Lagerwey for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~10 mm long.
All leaf beetles have "suction" pads on the bottom of their legs/feet. To help hold onto slippery leaves. Were were able to show this here.

Copyright © 2021-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 03-May-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.