Pink Desert Leaf Beetle
Pink Desert Leaf Beetle
Pink Desert Leaf Beetle (Paropsis roseola)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Pink Desert Leaf Beetle (Paropsis roseola)
This Photo:     Pronotum Shape

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~8mm long. Notice the emarginate eyes.
It's pink pronotum is diagnostic, and they love mallee gum.
Also, notice the feet. They have pads (all leaf-beetles do) to help them suck onto leaves - hence the name.

Copyright © 2020-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Dec-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.