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

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 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-May-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.