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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3681.4.4

A new species of Paropsisterna Motschulsky, 1860, a significant pest of plantation eucalypts in Tasmania and Ireland (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae)

CHRIS A. M. REID, DAVID W. DE LITTLE

Abstract


A new species of chrysomeline leaf beetle, Paropsisterna selmani Reid & de Little, is described, including all larval in-stars. This species, native to Australia, is now a significant pest of Eucalyptus plantations in Australia and Ireland, and has been recorded in southern England. Its occurrence in the British Isles represents the first record of establishment of a eu-calypt feeding chrysomelid in Europe.


Keywords


leaf beetle, larva, adult, taxonomy, morphology, forestry, Eire, British Isles, Australia

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