Paropsis deboeri

A Tasmanian endemic species which is similar to P. atomaria, a common mainland species.

Paropsis deboeri
Late March 2011
Mount Wellington
 

Late December 2008
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay
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Paropsis deboeri larvae 3rd instars
Late November 2011
Mount Wellington, kunanyi
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Paropsis deboeri larvae 4th instars
Late November 2011
Mount Wellington, kunanyi
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January 2012
Sisters Beach

Late November 2013
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Paropsis deboeri eggs
Late November 2010
Mount Wellington, kunanyi
Their eggs are cemented in ringed clusters, and bear ornate hooks on the ends.
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Early February 2020
Beaumaris?
Images by Julie Wicking, used with permission
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History of the species name deboeri by David de Little.  Resistance fighter, unconventional forester, family man and mentor – the life of Dick de Boer (1922-94) – Website | www.robertonfray.com