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Atysa kaantju

This new species of leaf beetle, Atysa kaantju,  was described recently by entomologists Dr Chris Reid and Max Beatson.


Max Beatson
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This small beetle (approximately 6 to 7 mm in length) is known only from early 20th century specimens labelled 'Coen District', the area in which it was collected. Its biology is unknown.

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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