Paropsisterna spParopsisterna beata Paropsisterna m-fuscum Paropsisterna pictipes

Paropsine Beetle

Paropsisterna pictipes is one of the leaf beetles in the genus Paropsisterna, whose colour form includes the red, yellow-green (as depicted here). There is also the pale form of yellow.

Paropsisterna pictipes, Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor
Paropsisterna pictipes, Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor
Paropsisterna pictipes, Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor
Paropsisterna pictipes, Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor
Paropsisterna pictipes, Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor
Paropsisterna pictipes, Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor

Following series of photos are a mating pair of Paropsisterna pictipes.

Paropsisterna pictipes, Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor
Paropsisterna pictipes, Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor

Following is the Paropsisterna pictipes instar.

Paropsisterna pictipes, Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor
Instar of the Paropsisterna pictipes, Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Suborder: Polyphaga
  • Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea
  • Family: Chrysomelidae
  • Subfamily: Chrysomelinae
  • Genus: Paropsisterna
  • Species: Paropsisterna pictipes
Paropsisterna pictipes, Coolagolite NSW © Deb Taylor
Paropsisterna pictipes, Coolagolite NSW © Deb Taylor

Footnote & References

  1. Paropsisterna pictipes © Deb Taylor
  2. Paropsisterna pictipes (Chapuis, 1877), Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/368c0ff1-18d6-4777-93bf-243913397a3d
  3. Paropsisterna pictipes, debtaylor142, iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations?place_id=6744&subview=map&user_id=debtaylor142&taxon_id=746036
  4. Paropsisterna pictipes, NaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/746036-Paropsisterna-pictipes

Paropsisterna spParopsisterna beata Paropsisterna m-fuscum Paropsisterna pictipes

ColeopteraAmarygmus sp Anoplognathus sp Aphanestes gymnopleura Buprestidae Cerambycidae Coleoptera (Beetles) Curculionidae Digitonthophagus gazella Dung Beetle Eretes australis Helea scaphiformis Ladybirds (Beetles) Lepidiota Lucanidae Neospades sp Omorgus Paropsine Beetle Paropsisterna sp Pittosporum Leaf Beetle (Lamprolina impressicollis) Protaetia fusca Pterohelaeus sp Rhipiceridae Scarabaeidae Xylophilostenus octophyllus

InsectsBees Beetles Blattodea Butterflies Coleoptera Cicada Crabronidae Diptera Dragonflies & Damselflies Formicidae Hemiptera Mango Planthopper Moths Orthoptera Orthopteroid Processionary Caterpillar Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs and Allies Syrphidae Wasps Water Scorpion Witchetty Grub