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Genus Paropsisterna

Eucalyptus leaf beetle - Chrysophtharta m-fuscum - Paropsisterna m-fuscum Eucalyptus leaf beetle - Chrysophtharta m-fuscum - Paropsisterna m-fuscum Eucalyptus leaf beetle - Chrysophtharta m-fuscum - Paropsisterna m-fuscum Chrysophtharta? - Paropsisterna m-fuscum P. m-fuscum - Paropsisterna m-fuscum Chrysomelidae - Paropsisterna m-fuscum Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle - Paropsisterna m-fuscum Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle eggs? - Paropsisterna m-fuscum
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysomelinae
Tribe Chrysomelini
Subtribe Paropsina
Genus Paropsisterna
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysophtharta Weise 1901
Explanation of Names
Paropsisterna Motschoulsky in Schrenck 1860
Numbers
A single (adventive) species in our area, ~90 total(1)
Range
native to Australia, adventive elsewhere (incl. CA & SC) on eucalypts
Food
hosts: Eucalyptus
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.