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Lamprolina sp.

Pittosporum leaf beetle at Burragate, NSW

Lamprolina sp. at Burragate, NSW - 26 Dec 2020
Lamprolina sp. at Burragate, NSW - 26 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Lamprolina sp. 27 Dec 2020 KimPullen
CHRYSOMELIDAE (family) 26 Dec 2020 KimPullen
Unidentified 26 Dec 2020 Kyliegw

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Author's notes

This beetle had a greenish irridescent back and orange head. It was on this little shrub with thorns that I couldn't see another one of. Its all wet because it was lightly raining.


KimPullen wrote:
   26 Dec 2020
Unable to identify beyond family level.
   27 Dec 2020
Hi Kylie, The shrub is blackthorn, Bursaria spinosa, yet again. It is common stuff. My guess would be a pittosporum beetle, Lamprolina sp., as Bursaria and Pittosporum are in the same plant family, and we have photographed Lamprolina on Bursaria. But yeah, the photos are not good enough to say for sure, but your description certainly fits that species.
KimPullen wrote:
   27 Dec 2020
Jackie, I'm pretty sure you are right. I'll call it a Lamprolina. Thanks.
Kyliegw wrote:
   28 Dec 2020
thanks kim and jackie. much appreciated.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 26 Dec 2020 08:22 AM Recorded on
  • Kyliegw Recorded by

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