Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Temognatha vitticollis   (Macleay, 1863)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Temognatha vitticollis   Adult images
Temognatha vitticollis, SAMA 25-021748, male, dead under Eucalyptus camaldulensis, MU, photo by Peter Lang for SA Museum, 32.2 × 13.5 mm
32.2 mm
13.5 mm
Measurements (mm)
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Legend  L1length from clypeus/frons to elytral apex (mean, range, sample size)
L2length from anterior of edge of eyes to elytral apex
Wmaximum width with elytra fully closed
Temognatha vitticollis  Distinctive features

Straw-coloured to orange background colour with a longitudinal mark (vitta) medially on the pronotum, sometimes extending on to the upper elytra; elytra shape apically truncated, elytra marked by two dark horizontal bands (fasciae) with blue reflections, one post-medial, the other apical.


A rare species in SA, where it reaches the western limit of its distribution.

SA Regions¹:  MU
Australian States:  SAVICNSWQLD
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
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