Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Melobasis igniceps   Saunders, 1876
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Melobasini » subtribe  Melobasina
Melobasis  species group: nervosa
Melobasis igniceps  Distinctive features

Head of male reddish copper to reddish purple; elytra with posterior margins and apices reddish violet or lilac; each elytron with one well defined costa, and traces of one or two others; most similar to M. a. ssp. angustecostata but has a very different aedeagus. (From Levey 2018).


Levey 2018 comments that SA specimens 'might be representatives of a different undescribed subspecies or species'.

SA Regions¹:  SLFR
Australian States:  WASA
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