Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Temognatha mitchellii   (Hope, 1846)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Temognatha mitchellii   Adult images
Temognatha mitchellii, PL3791, female, SE, 24.9 × 9.4 mm Temognatha mitchellii, DAY184, KI, 27.2 × 12.0 mm Temognatha mitchellii, DAY185, KI, 31.6 × 13.1 mm Temognatha mitchellii, DAY185, KI, 31.6 × 13.1 mm Temognatha mitchellii, SID1166, KI, photo by A.C. Robinson
Actual
size¹:
25.0 mm
×
9.8 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L124.0
21.1 – 26.4
n = 426.3
24.8 – 29.1
n = 3
L223.7
20.85 – 26.05
n = 425.9
24.25 – 29
n = 3
W9.1
7.9 – 10.3
n = 410.6
9.4 – 12.5
n = 3
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
Notes

There are numerous SA Museum specimens of this species that have not yet had their data captured.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  EPMUSLKISE
Australian States:  WASATASVICNSW
Southern South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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Adult activity records for Temognatha mitchellii  (total of 12 beetles)
1 1
1 1 1
4 3
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
Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana22MU, SLC
Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa22SLP
Eucalyptus leptophylla22EP, MUM
Choretrum glomeratum11SES
Xanthorrhoea semiplana ssp. tateana11KIX
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
C Casuarinaceae 2 25% 1
M Myrtaceae 2 25% 1
P Pittosporaceae 2 25% 1
S Santalaceae 1 13% 1
X Xanthorrhoeaceae 1 13% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)22
on foliage or non-flowering plant11
on dead foliage11
on plant (unspecified)33
other
  hovering over11
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
white212SE
light pink51SE
Temognatha mitchellii Breeding record images
Temognatha mitchellii, PL4533A, larva, in lateral root of Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana (PJL 3394) 15 cm out from stem base & frass, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 35.0 × 5.8 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4533A, larva, in Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana (PJL 3394) horizontal root, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 35.0 × 5.8 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4533A, larva, SE, dorsal, 35.0 × 5.8 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4533A, larva, SE, dorsal, 35.0 × 5.8 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4533A, larva, SE, ventral, 35.0 × 5.8 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4533A, larva, SE, ventral (showing large spiracle on segment 3), 35.0 × 5.8 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4533A, larva, SE, in EtOH (dorsal), 35.0 × 5.8 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4533A, larva, SE, in EtOH (dorsal), 35.0 × 5.8 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4533A, larva, SE, in EtOH (ventral), 35.0 × 5.8 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4268, larva, in Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana (PJL 3359) root crown, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 24.8 × 4.6 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4268, larva, from Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana (PJL 3359), in EtOH (dorsal), SE, 24.8 × 4.6 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4268, larva, SE, in EtOH (ventral), 24.8 × 4.6 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4268, larva, SE, in EtOH (dorsal), 24.8 × 4.6 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4268, larva, SE, in EtOH (ventral), 24.8 × 4.6 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4696x, pupa, in Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana horizontal root, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 29.5 × 10.8 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4696x, pupa, in Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana horizontal root, ground level dashed, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 29.5 × 10.8 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4696x, pupa, from Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana root, SE, 29.5 × 10.8 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4696x, pupa, from Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana root, 24 days after previous photo, SE, 29.5 × 10.8 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4719x, pupa, in Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana (PJL 3484) horizontal root with frass plug, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 36.5 × 14.8 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4719x, pupa, in same Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana (PJL 3484) horizontal root, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 36.5 × 14.8 mm Temognatha mitchellii, PL4696, reared adult, from Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana root, SE, 24.8 × 9.9 mm
Larval host plant
individuals sites SA regions¹ family adult ex pupapupalarva
Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana192SEC2314
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 19 100% 1
Position in larval host
positionindividualssitesadult ex pupapupalarva
root132229
root crown111
stem base111
stem414
Host plant notes

A.M.P. Stolarski is the discoverer of 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.