Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Chrysobothris amplicollis   Thomson, 1879
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Chrysobothrini » subtribe  Chrysobothrina
Chrysobothris amplicollis  Distinctive features

Pronotum broadened in anterior half by an obvious lateral flange extension; body shape relatively short; fore tibia with a very pronounced toothed flange; head with conspicuous hairs, a prominent depression at vertex, frons with complex sculpturing and eyes strongly angled outwards ventrally in frontal view; yellowish colouration at junction of meso- and meta sternal plates.


The listing of this species for SA is based on an early collection labelled as 'S. Australia' and determined by H.J.Carter. It is supported by a dead and degraded salt lake specimen collected from near Scrubby Peak and tentatively identified as C. amplicollis. A series of specimens with weakly bidentate pronotum margin flanges formerly placed with C. amplicollis are now treated as a different taxon (see C. sp. Bidentate pronotum).

SA Regions¹:  EP+?
Australian States:  WASAQLD+?
Southern South Australian occurrences
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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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