Image: Atysa storeyi

Atysa storeyi

This new species of leaf beetle, Atysa storeyi, is confined to the Atherton Tableland region of tropical Queensland.

Photographer:
Dr Chris Reid
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

Atysa storeyi feeds on fig leaves. Scientists have collected most specimens during the months of May and June, and therefore believe Atysa storeyi to be a primarily winter active species. It was described recently by entomologists Dr Chris Reid and Max Beatson and named after a recently deceased colleague.

Reid C.A.M. & M. Beaton. 2010. The Genus Atysa Baly in Australia (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae). Australian Entomologist, 36 (4): 189-200.
 

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