Pink Desert Leaf Beetle
Striped Leaf Beetle
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)|
|Species:||Striped Leaf Beetle (Paropsisterna intacta)|
|This Photo:||Dorsal, ~13mm|
Thank you Martin Lagerwey for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
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).