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swarming leaf beetles

Scientific Name
Rhyparida
Scientific Author
spp.
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Rhyparida australis
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Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Source
Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Swarming leaf beetles (Rhyparida spp.) are small (3 to 5 mm), shiny, brown or black insects which emerge and swarm after the first heavy rains of the season.

Species shown here include:

Rhyparida alcyone Lea, 1915
Rhyparida amplicollis Blackburn, 1889
Rhyparida apicalis Jacoby, 1884
Rhyparida australis (Boheman, 1858)
Rhyparida basipennis Lea, 1915
Rhyparida brevilineata Jacoby, 1898
Rhyparida caeruleipennis Lea, 1915
Rhyparida clypeata Jacoby, 1884
Rhyparida commutabilis Lea, 1915
Rhyparida copei Lea, 1915
Rhyparida didyma (Fabricius, 1775)
Rhyparida dimidiata Baly, 1861
Rhyparida discopunctulata Blackburn, 1889
Rhyparida humeralis Lea, 1915
Rhyparida limbatipennis Jacoby, 1895
Rhyparida nitida Clark, 1864


 

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
22/02/2007 05:13 AEST
Last Updated
22/02/2007 17:20 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) swarming leaf beetles (Rhyparida ) Updated on 2/22/2007 5:20:25 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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