Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Temognatha cf. marginalis  
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Temognatha cf. marginalis   Adult images
Temognatha cf. marginalis, PL1428, female, on Melaleuca lanceolata, EP, 27.4 × 11.4 mm Temognatha cf. marginalis, PL1428, female, on Melaleuca lanceolata, EP, 27.4 × 11.4 mm Temognatha cf. marginalis, PL1428, female, EP, 27.4 × 11.4 mm Temognatha cf. marginalis, PL1428, female, EP, 27.4 × 11.4 mm Temognatha cf. marginalis, PL1428, female, EP, 27.4 × 11.4 mm
Actual
size¹:
27.4 mm
×
11.4 mm
Measurements (mm)
female
L127.4
n = 1
W11.4
n = 1
Legend  L1length from clypeus/frons to elytral apex (mean, range, sample size)
L2length from anterior of edge of eyes to elytral apex
Wmaximum width with elytra fully closed
Temognatha cf. marginalis  Distinctive features

Superficially similar to T. flavomarginata (q.v.) but thicker in form, with wider yellow margins on sides of pronotum and lacking the short yellow strip below the scutellum.

Notes

The relationship of this form to typical T. marginalis needs further investigation.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  EP
Australian States:  WASANSW
Southern South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
Satellite map
Terrain map
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Adult activity records for Temognatha cf. marginalis  (total of 7 beetles)
2 1 4
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 2 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 2
live non-emerged adults only, for that quarter month
12
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Adult host plants
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Eucalyptus leptophylla51EPM
Eucalyptus dumosa11EPM
Melaleuca lanceolata11EPM
Legendbeetlescount of beetles collected from, or sighted on, host plant taxon
sitescount of major sites (unique 10 km grid cells +/- some distinct approximate localities)
Plant family
Code beetles % host plant taxa
M Myrtaceae 7 100% 3
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)72
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
sizeThe ellipse is the correct size when printed, indicative on a desktop screen, and likely to be wrong on a mobile device.