Paropsis atomaria

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Paropsis atomaria is a common leaf beetle in the subfamily Chrysomelinae. Atomaria translates to mean speckled or freckled. They occur along eastern Australia from Adelaide to Brisbane. P. atomaria produce two lifecycles during the summer across most of its range A female can produce 600 eggs and deposits them at the tip of a leaf or twig. This species is one of a few of the paropsines that may become a pest of plantation trees.

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  1. (c) Scott Gilmore, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://inaturalist.ca/photos/3119880
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paropsis_atomaria

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