Image: Atysa storeyi
This new species of leaf beetle, Atysa storeyi, is confined to the Atherton Tableland region of tropical Queensland.
- Dr Chris Reid
- © Australian Museum
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.