Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Temognatha flavicollis   (Saunders, 1869)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Temognatha flavicollis   Adult images
Temognatha flavicollis, DAY192, KI, 18.2 × 7.2 mm Temognatha flavicollis, PL4693, female, SE, fully coloured 25 days post exclosure, 18.0 × 6.8 mm
Actual
size¹:
18.0 mm
×
6.8 mm
Measurements (mm)
female
L117.9
n = 1
L217.9
n = 1
W6.8
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 flavicollis  Distinctive features

A relatively small Temognatha with background colour varying from red to orange or yellow.

Notes

The type locality of this species is Gawler (about. 50 km N of Adelaide). The same author also described Stigmodera unicincta Saunders 1872, which is a synonym based on a Type specimen from Adelaide of the same species. The species is widely distributed but seldom collected.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  EPYPSLKISE
Australian States:  WA?SAVIC
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 flavicollis  (total of 9 beetles)
1
2 1 1
3 1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 1 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 1
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 sp.21EPM
Hakea mitchellii11KIP
Melaleuca lanceolata11KIM
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 3 75% 2
P Proteaceae 1 25% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)32
on flowering plant11
Temognatha flavicollis Breeding record images
Temognatha flavicollis, PL4722, larva, in Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana (PJL 3485) stem base, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 42.0 × 7.2 mm Temognatha flavicollis, PL4722, larva, in Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana (PJL 3485) stem base, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 42.0 × 7.2 mm Temognatha flavicollis, PL4722, larva, from Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana (PJL 3485), ventral, SE, 42.0 × 7.2 mm Temognatha flavicollis, PL4722, larva, from Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana (PJL 3485), dorsal, SE, 42.0 × 7.2 mm Temognatha flavicollis, PL4722, larva, from Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana (PJL 3485), ventral, SE, 42.0 × 7.2 mm Temognatha flavicollis, PL4722, larva, from Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana (PJL 3485), dorsal, SE, 42.0 × 7.2 mm Temognatha flavicollis, PL4693xx, prepupa, in Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana stem base, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski Temognatha flavicollis, PL4693xx, prepupa, in Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana stem base, exit hole arrowed, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski Temognatha flavicollis, PL4693x, pupa, in Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana stem base, SE, 22.4 × 8.7 mm Temognatha flavicollis, PL4693x, pupa, from Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana as prepupa, SE, 22.4 × 8.7 mm Temognatha flavicollis, PL4693, female, reared adult, from Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana as prepupa, just eclosed, SE, 18.0 × 6.8 mm Temognatha flavicollis, PL4186, dead non-emerged adult, in Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski Temognatha flavicollis, PL4186, dead non-emerged adult, from Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski
Larval host plant
individuals sites SA regions¹ family adult deadadult ex pupapupa ex larvalarva
Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana52SEC1112
Legendindividualscount of breeding adults, pupae and larvae
sitescount of major sites (unique 10 km grid cells +/- some distinct approximate localities)
adultlive = extracted alive;   dead = extracted dead as intact or fragmentary remains;   ex billet = reared and emerged from stored sections of host;   ex pupa = reared from sampled pupa
pupaextracted pupa;   pupa ex larva = reared pupa from larva
larvaextracted larva (any stage including prepupa)
gall (only)hatched or unhatched gall identified by form and position rather than contents
Plant family
Code individuals % host plant taxa
C Casuarinaceae 5 100% 1
Position in larval host
positionindividualssitesadult deadadult ex pupapupa ex larvalarva
stem base41112
stem111
Host plant notes

A.M.P. Stolarski discovered the breeding records for this species.

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.