|L1||16.1||n = 1|
|L2||15.7||n = 1|
|W||6.0||n = 1|
|Legend||L1||length from clypeus/frons to elytral apex (mean, range, sample size)|
|L2||length from anterior of edge of eyes to elytral apex|
|W||maximum width with elytra fully closed|
Difffers from S. corusca in its larger size, wider head with a gentler and shallower frons depression, pronotum broader and less tapered towards posterior, and blue-green underside. Differs from S. viridicyanea in the duller upper surface, narrower body shape, and a reduced marginal flange confined to the posterior part of the pronotum.
Known from an old dead specimen found on an Eyre Peninsula salt lake in 1999, and a live one caught at the same location some time between 3 Dec 2018 and 16 Mar 2019.
The illustrated collection resembles specimens at the SA Museum of the WA species Selagis chloriantha (Fairemaire 1877) except that the dorsal side is dull and lacks the violet colouration typical of that species. However, Selagis sp. Large may prove to be synonymous with S. chloriantha.
Another SA Museum specimen labelled as from 'Murray R[iver]' and previously treated as S. viridicyanea appears to be a closer match with S. chloriantha and is grouped with Selagis sp. Large here. Problems with the separation of these taxa suggests that there may be a zone of intergradation in SA between S. chloriantha from western Australia and S. viridicyanea from eastern Australia.
|Legend||P.J.Lang collection vouchered records|
|other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings|
|¹ Legend||regions||SA 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
|size||The ellipse is the correct size when printed, indicative on a desktop screen, and likely to be wrong on a mobile device.|