Paropsisterna aurea

Paropsisterna aurea is still valid with the AFD, but inaturalist considers it to be a synonym of P. hectica and the species is not listed with Grove et al. (2021).

The adults can vary from citrine to golden yellow.
Late October 2011
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
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Early December 2009
Buckland
Photo AD
Chrysomelidae-Paropsisterna_aurea
Mid February 2010
kunanyi/Mount Wellington
Photo AD
Chrysomelidae-Paropsisterna_aurea
Early January 2024
Edgar Dam
Photo KE

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Paropsisterna aurea larva – 2nd or 3rd instar. P. aurea larvae are solitary and usually found on peppermint eucalypts.
Late November 2010
kunanyi/Mount Wellington
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Chrysomelidae-Paropsisterna_aurea-larvae  Chrysomelidae-Paropsisterna_aurea-larvae
Early October 2013
Bridport
Photo KE
Early January 2024
Edgar Dam
Photos KE

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References:

ABRS 2020. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Viewed (15/5/2024).
https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home

Grove S.J., Forster  L. G. ,Porch, N. (2021) An illustrated checklist of the insects of Tasmania. Part 1 – Coleoptera (beetles). The Royal Society of Tasmania. Hobart