Peltoschema basicollis

This coccinellidae mimic is a monophagous species and and feeds on Acacia buxifolia, the box leafed wattle.  
It is allied to the better known Paropsisterna oceanica and there are others in this aggregation of species.  

Peltoschema basicollis     Brisbane 

 

Peltoschema basicollis    WarbyOvens NP  Wangaratta

 


Varieties held in MOVM










Peltoschema basicollis     Brisbane  


Peltoschema basicollis    WarbyOvens NP  Wangaratta 





Foodplant;  Acacia buxifolia


Peltoschema basicollis     Brisbane 


P. basicollis    pale variety   WarbyOvens NP  Wangaratta 




   Foodplant;  Acacia buxifolia