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Paropsine leaf beetle
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Trachymela papuligera
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae
Subfamily: Chrysomelinae
Genus: Trachymela
Weise, 1908
Species
  • Trachymela granaria
  • Trachymela nodosa
  • Trachymela papuligera
  • Trachymela rugosa
  • Trachymela sloanei

Trachymela is a genus of beetles, commonly called leaf beetles and in the subfamily Chrysomelinae. These beetles are usually brown or black and have elytra with verrucae (bumps) and lacking striae. Trachymela can be found in all states of Australia There are over 120 species.

Trachymela is native to Australia and New Guinea and introduced elsewhere. Host-plants: Myrtaceae (Angophora, Eucalyptus, Leptospermum).

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Trachymela rugosa
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