Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Melobasis sexplagiata   (Laporte & Gory, 1837)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Melobasini » subtribe  Melobasina
Melobasis  species group: pretiosa

Tentatively included for SA based on two specimens at the SA Museum identified as this species by Levey in 1974. Their identity needs verification as they may no longer fit within a narrower circumscription being applied to this species, as, for example, is the case with the recognition of M. pyritosa (q.v.).

The MU occurrence is an 1875 Tepper collection from Salem [Valley] NE of Angaston towards the eastern edge of the Northern Mt Lofty Ranges.

SA Regions¹:  MU
Australian States:  WASAVICNSW
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