Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Temognatha parvicollis parvicollis   (Saunders, 1869)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Temognatha parvicollis parvicollis   Adult images
Temognatha parvicollis parvicollis, PL1340, male, on Eucalyptus leptophylla, SE, 41.0 × 15.6 mm Temognatha parvicollis parvicollis, PL1340, male, on Eucalyptus leptophylla, SE, 41.0 × 15.6 mm Temognatha parvicollis parvicollis, PL1315, male, MU, 40.8 × 15.2 mm Temognatha parvicollis parvicollis, PL3538, male, EP, 40.7 × 16.1 mm Temognatha parvicollis parvicollis, PL3538, male, EP, 40.7 × 16.1 mm
Actual
size¹:
41.6 mm
×
16.2 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L141.3
37.7 – 45.4
n = 1245.1
n = 1
L242.2
n = 1
W16.0
14.9 – 18.05
n = 1217.4
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 parvicollis parvicollis  Distinctive features

Differs from T. heros in its smaller size (on average), less dorsi-ventrally compressed shape, mid- to red-brown colouration, uniform dark grey underside, and the outer (lateral) margins of the elytra being light red to orange-brown or salmon pink.

Notes

Occurs with Temognatha heros in major emergence events and while often abudant, it is is usually present in lower numbers than that species. Many SA Museum specimens of T. parvicollis have not yet had their data captured.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  NUEPMUSLSE
Australian States:  WASANSW
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 parvicollis parvicollis  (total of 27 beetles)
1
10
10 2 4
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 4 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 4
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 leptophylla199EP, MU, SEM
Eucalyptus dumosa41EPM
Eucalyptus brachycalyx11EPM
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 25 100% 4
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)2011
on flowering plant52
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.