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Orange-blue Leaf Beetle 
Lantana Leafminer 1
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Green Tortoise Beetle
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9-Spotted Leaf Beetle
Flea Beetle 1
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Small Brown-black Leaf Beetle
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Blue Oides Leaf Beetle
Red-shouldered Leaf Beetle
Synodita Leaf Beetle


Chrysophtharta Leaf Beetles - Genus Paropsisterna (former Chrysophtharta)

Subfamily Chrysomelinae, FAMILY CHRYSOMELIDAE 

This page contains pictures and information about Paropsine Leaf beetles of Genus Paropsisterna (former Chrysophtharta)) that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Eggs of Genus Paropsisterna 
The genus Paropsisterna has been recently expanded to include Chrysophtharta. They are native to Australia and New Guinea. There are more than a hundred species in this genus in Australia.   

The former genus Chrysophtharta 

Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle
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? Paropsisterna cloelia (? Chrysophtharta cloelia), adult body length 8mm, larvae length 10mm
This Leaf Beetle are sometimes found on young Eucalyptus tree in Brisbane forest from late spring to summer. They are golden brown in colour. We found some of their larvae and raised them into adults. Check this page for the details.
Yellow Skirt Leaf Beetle
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? Paropsisterna cloelia (Chrysophtharta cloelia), body length 10mm
This beetle run quickly on stems. It drops and flies away if we come too close. The beetle is dark with yellow edges. Its thorax and head are yellow. A few of the beetles were found on the same young gum tree. The beetles were found in Karawatha Forest during mid summer. More information and pictures please click here.
Red-black-white Leaf Beetle
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Paropsisterna sp. (Chrysophtharta sp.), body length 8mm
We saw the beetle once in Karawatha Forest during mid summer. It was resting on leaf of a young gum tree. The beetle has the very colour patterns on its wing covers, with red, black and white colours. When we came very close, it dropped onto the ground and disappeared. For more pictures and information please click on here.
Red-white Leaf Beetle
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Paropsisterna sp. (Chrysophtharta sp.), body length 8mm
We found this beetle many times in Karawatha Forest during mid summer. When disturbed, this beetle released a small dropping on leaf. We believed this is a kind of defense behavior. More information and pictures can be found in this page.
Dark Brown Paropsine Leaf Beetle
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? Paropsisterna  variicollis (Chrysophtharta variicollis), body length 8mm 
Golden Brown Paropsine Leaf Beetle
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Paropsisterna sp. (Chrysophtharta sp.), body length 8mm
Green Paropsine Leaf Beetle
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Paropsisterna sp. (Chrysophtharta sp.), body length 8mm
We found this green leaf beetle on wall outside our house on Sep 2010. We believed it is in this group but did not find any information about it.   

1. Paropsisterna Motschulsky, 1860 - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australia 2005.
2. A taxonomic revision of the Australian Chrysomelinae, with a key to the genera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) - Reid, C.A.M., Zootaxa 1292, 2006.
3. Key to the Chrysomelinae of New South Wales - FaunaNet, Australian Museum, 2003.  
4. eucalyptus tortoise beetle Chrysophtharta spp. - PaDIL, Pest and Diseases Image Library, 2007. 
5. Eucalypt leaf beetles Paropsisterna spp.  - PaDIL, Pest and Diseases Image Library, 2007. 

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