Paropsisterna decolorata

Paropsisterna decolorata
Early December 2010
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Image by Vin Patel, used with permission.

Paropsisterna decolorata
Image by Vin Patel, used with permission.

Female laying eggs – characteristically this species lays them in a single row on the leaf. The eggs will darken to a grey-brown.
Late November 2010
Mount Wellington, kunanyi
Chrysomelidae-Paropsisterna_decolorata-laying_eggs  Chrysomelidae-Paropsisterna_decolorata-eggs

Mid February 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Mid March 2010
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
This species is distinguished by the “U” shape on the centre of their pronotum. They are generally grey-brown with lighter tessalation, though the colour can vary slightly.

Late November 2011
Mount Wellington, kunanyi
Chrysomelidae-Paropsisterna_decolorata  Chrysomelidae-Paropsisterna_decolorata

Late June 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
 

Mid November 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Mid November 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Mid August 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
 

Early September 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
   

Female laying eggs, and then dropping
Early October 2016
Bridport Wildflower Reserve
 

Late September 2019
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Late October 2019
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart