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Paropsis atomaria

Eucalypt Paropsine Beetle at East Boyd State Forest

Paropsis atomaria at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020
Paropsis atomaria at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020
Paropsis atomaria at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020
Paropsis atomaria at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020
Paropsis atomaria at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Paropsis atomaria 3 Jan 2021 KimPullen
Unidentified 31 Dec 2020 Kyliegw

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Author's notes

I think these beetles were responsible for alot of the strangely shaped leaves on regrowth gum trees. Made them look like a new species of gum trees.

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   3 Jan 2021
This species of leaf beetle must be having quite a population explosion after the fires. We've photographed it on a few stripped looking eucalypt saplings or coppice regrowth on burnt trunks. So far the cause of the damage has all been this one species by our observations. The last lot I saw had quite a lot of eggs laid on the back of the larvae, which I assume would be a parasitic wasp, so it looks like the animals that "prey" on them are also on the increase now.

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Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's Ear or Flatweed) at East Boyd State Forest - 31 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Goodenia ovata (Hop Goodenia) at East Boyd State Forest - 31 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at East Boyd State Forest - 31 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Poranthera microphylla (Small Poranthera) at East Boyd State Forest - 31 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Scaevola ramosissima (Hairy Fan-flower) at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Pycnostictus seriatus (Common bandwing) at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Oxalis sp. at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Scaevola ramosissima (Hairy Fan-flower) at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Lysimachia arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel, Blue Pimpernel) at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Ecnolagria sp. (Ecnolagria darkling beetle) at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
ARANEIDAE (Unidentified Orb weaver) at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Coronidium scorpioides (Button Everlasting) at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Leptorhynchos nitidulus (Shiny Buttons) at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Anilicus xanthomus (Click beetle) at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
LAGRIINI (tribe) (Lagriine darkling beetle) at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Lobelia dentata (Toothed Lobelia) at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe Lily) at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Bursaria spinosa subsp. lasiophylla (Blackthorn) at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Bisallardiana sp. (Flower scarab) at East Boyd State Forest - 30 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 30 Dec 2020 12:40 PM Recorded on
  • Kyliegw Recorded by

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