Scat-mimicking Leaf Beetle
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Adelaide Hills
Dotted Paropsine Leaf Beetle
Posterior
 
                      
Tortoise Beetle (Paropsis aegrota)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Tortoise Beetle (Paropsis aegrota)
This Photo:     Anterior

Thank you Martin Lagerwey for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere

Copyright © 2011-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Aug-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.