Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Meliboeithon bicostatum   (Carter, 1928)
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Coraebini » subtribe  unplaced
Meliboeithon bicostatum  Distinctive features

Distinguished from other SA Meliboeithon species by the acute basal angles of the pronotum which project outwards below a lateral constriction in the sides of the pronotum.


Known in SA by a specimen labelled simply as 'S.Aust.' according to the revision of the genus by Bellamy 1988. Since then I have determined several other SA Museum collections as this species, and there are also four recent collections from the Murray Mallee region made by M.A.Hura using a flight intercept trap.

SA Regions¹:  EPMUSE
Australian States:  WASANSWQLD
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