Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Temognatha wimmerae wimmerae   (Blackburn, 1890)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Temognatha wimmerae wimmerae   Adult images
Temognatha wimmerae wimmerae, PL1414, male, EP, 16.9 × 7.3 mm Temognatha wimmerae wimmerae, PL1414, male, EP, 16.9 × 7.3 mm Temognatha wimmerae wimmerae, PL3532B, male, EP, 22.9 × 10.0 mm Temognatha wimmerae wimmerae, PL1414, male, EP, 16.9 × 7.3 mm Temognatha wimmerae wimmerae, PL0019D, from Melaleuca lanceolata, EP
Actual
size¹:
23.5 mm
×
9.8 mm
Measurements (mm)
male
L123.5
16.85 – 25.4
n = 8
L223.2
n = 1
W9.8
7.3 – 10.5
n = 8
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 wimmerae wimmerae  Distinctive features

A smaller Temognatha species with elytra straw-coloured to orange-brown, and the pronotum largely of a similar colour or else covered to varying degrees by dark or greenish metallic grey.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  NUEP
Australian States:  WASAVIC
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 wimmerae wimmerae  (total of 23 beetles)
1
7 8 7
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 7 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 7
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 leptophylla146EPM
Melaleuca lanceolata72EPM
Eucalyptus dumosa11EPM
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 22 100% 3
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)166
on flowering plant64
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.