Small Australian Beetle?
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
December 31, 2010 10:32 pm
I found this rather cute looking beetle on my loungeroom window and was wondering if someone could help me identify him. He is only small, about 2-3cms (approx an inch), can fly, and has very well gripping feet.
This is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae. This is a large family and many species look similar. We tried to find a match on the Brisbane Insect Website, and the closest we could come was that this might be a member of the genus Paropsis, sometimes called the Eucalypt Tortoise Beetles.