Arsipoda chrysis

Arsipoda chrysis – this metallic-blue beetle is often confused with the Metallic Flea Beetle  Altica corrusca (syn. A. pagana)). Arsipoda have elytra with punctures in longitudinal series whereas Altica have elytral punctures confused, and never in series. This Arsipoda species is often found on sedge/rush.

Late December 2012
Buckland
Photos AD
Arsipoda metallic leaf beetle blue Tasmania Australia  Arsipoda metallic leaf beetle blue Tasmania Australia

Mid April 2012
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart, nipaluna
On Juncus pallidus
Photo KE

Late November 2013
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart, nipaluna
On Juncus pallidus
Photos KE

 

Mid December 2014
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
Photo KE

Mid February 2015
Tahune Airwalk
Photos KE

Early December 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart,
Photo KE

Late December 2019
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart,
On Juncus pallidus
Photo KE

Late December 2020
New Town Rivulet
Identification thanks to Boris Büche
Photos KE

IMG 6686  IMG 6684

Mid February 2023
Longford
Photo KE

IMG 6405

Early January 2024
Mount Field National Park
Photo KE

IMG 9858