Striped Leaf Beetle
Adelaide Hills
Striped Leaf Beetle
Legs + Feet
Striped Leaf Beetle (Paropsisterna intacta)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)
Species: Striped Leaf Beetle (Paropsisterna intacta)
This Photo:     Anterior

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).

Copyright © 2017-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Feb-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.