Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Anilara laeta   Blackburn, 1891
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Anilarina
Anilara laeta  Distinctive features

According to Blackburn 1891: 'A wide, short species, more brightly coloured than is usual in the genus, and well distinguished by the strong longitudinal carinulae of its ventral segments (except the last)'. 'It is near A. adelaidae, Hope, and planifrons, Blackb., but is distinguished
from both, in addition to the characters just mentioned, by its somewhat less transverse prothorax, the sides of which are much less strongly rounded.'


Described by Blackburn 1891 who gave the type locality as Lake Eyre Basin. Known by two early collections in the SA Museum from this region with the localities: Hergot Springs (=Marree) and Lake Mulligan (= southern arm of Lake Callabonna).

SA Regions¹:  LE+?
Australian States:  SAVIC
South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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Host plant notes

No host details known.

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