Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Diphucrania maculata   (Gory & Laporte, 1839)
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Coraebini » subtribe  Cisseina
Diphucrania maculata   Adult images
Diphucrania maculata, SAMA 25-0188983, male, NSW specimen, photo by Peter Lang for SA Museum Diphucrania maculata, SAMA 25-018986, female, 1903 Adelaide specimen, SL, photo by Peter Lang for SA Museum, 7.1 × 2.7 mm Diphucrania maculata, SAMA25-018986, female, SL
7.1 mm
2.7 mm
Measurements (mm)
n = 1
n = 1
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
Diphucrania maculata  Distinctive features

Elongate body shape and grey-bronze with purplish to violet tints, pronotum with pair of large lateral indentations (shallow fovae) towards posterior, scutellum transverse and often reddish, pink or coppery, elytra with a somewhat irregular pattern of subdued silvery-white scale-hair patches and purplish red apices, on ventral side much of sternum and legs with light greenish colouration, aedeagus straight-sided and elongate.


Only known in SA from two early collections: a single SA Museum specimen labelled as Adelaide, January 1903; and one in the Victorian Museum labelled as Clarendon, 25 November 1903, and probably collected by Tepper.

SA Regions¹:  SL
Australian States:  SATASVICNSW
Southern South Australian occurrences
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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Adult activity records for Diphucrania maculata  (total of 1 beetles)
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
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
number of active beetles for that quarter month
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.