Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Paracephala sp. Nurrari Lakes  
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Coraebini » subtribe  unplaced

The single diminutive specimen collected from a pitfall trap near Nurrari Lakes could not be identified with certainty. It comes closest to Paracephala hesperia (a WA species not recorded from SA) but differs in its broader pronotum and cordate to scutellate scutellum. It superficially resembles a small Meliboeithon, but has only a feeble longitudinal depression rather than the deep groove on the frons that is diagnostic of that genus.

SA Regions¹:  NW
Australian States:  WA?SA
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 Paracephala sp. Nurrari Lakes  (total actual records: 2 beetles)
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
number of active beetles, actually recorded in that quarter-month
actual count > 1 (mean)
actual count <= 1 (mean)
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