Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Cypriacis aurulenta   (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cypriacis aurulenta  Distinctive features

A large brightly coloured beetle c. 2 cm long, predominantly blue-green to golden-green with the elytral suture and margins copper-coloured.


An introduced species recorded in SA in timber imported from north-eastern USA and intercepted at Port Adelaide. The larvae bore in Pinus and other conifers and are reported to survive in timber for up to 60 years.

SA Regions¹:  SL*
Australian States:  SA*VIC*NSW*
Southern South Australian occurrences
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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¹ LegendregionsSA State Herbarium regions (map)
EA: Eastern, EP: Eyre Peninsula, FR: Flinders Ranges, GT: Gairdner-Torrens, KI: Kangaroo Island, LE: Lake Eyre, MU: Murray, NL: Northern Lofty, NU: Nullarbor, NW: North-Western, SE: South-Eastern, SL: Southern Lofty, YP: Yorke Peninsula