Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Melobasis costifera   Thomson, 1879
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Melobasini » subtribe  Melobasina
Melobasis  species group: nervosa
Melobasis costifera  Distinctive features

Similar to M. nervosa but easily distinguished by the elytral apices having a much enlarged tooth near the suture (as highlighted by Levey 2018).; elytra with clearly defined, sharp, well separated, parallel ribs (costae).


Only known in SA from early collections at three widely separated locations.

SA Regions¹:  FRSLSE
Australian States:  WASATAS
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