Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Temognatha miranda   (Carter, 1927)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Temognatha miranda   Adult images
Temognatha miranda, SID6591, three dead on salt lake, EP, photo by John Read
Temognatha miranda  Distinctive features

The 2002 SA specimen measures 43 x 18 mm with head, pronotum and ventral side black, pronotum with some very weak bluish reflections and a distinct rim but no pale edge, and elytra red with two large black fasciae and black apical and humeral margins.


Known in SA by a specimen collected in 2002 at Buckleboo, N of Kimba, as a dead adult from a large wood heap of mallee stumps. According to the collector these would have been sourced locally. More recently, three dead individuals were photographed in 2017 on a salt lake in the EP region.

SA Regions¹:  EP
Australian States:  WASA
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