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Jewel beetle (Buprestidae)Temognatha suturalis

Jewel beetle at Tura Beach, NSW

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Temognatha suturalis at Tura Beach, NSW - 22 Mar 2019
Temognatha suturalis at Tura Beach, NSW - 22 Mar 2019
Temognatha suturalis at Tura Beach, NSW - 22 Mar 2019

Identification history

Jewel beetle (Buprestidae) Temognatha suturalis 26 Mar 2019 KimPullen
Unidentified 23 Mar 2019 Steff

Author's notes

I found this beetle in the high tide line. It was stuck on it's back so I rolled it over with a feather. Can anyone tell me what it is?

3 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   23 Mar 2019
ooh, nice! A jewel beetle, and a beautiful one. I'll see if I can find a species to match. This is one I've not seen before. And interestingly, Liz found a different species of jewel beetle a day or two again. And it too was washed up on the beach!
KerriLee wrote:
   23 Mar 2019
hhmmm ... no match so far. Here's a link to the ALA gallery.
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:52b4768b-2ea5-4e91-ac38-93fa91b36cd6#gallery
Perhaps you'll spot it. I guess it could belong to a different family, but it certainly looks like a jewel beetle to me.
If you have no luck finding a match, I can ask Stuart Harris (in Canberra). Stuart is fast becoming an expert on the family Buprestidae, and I'm sure he'll be interested to see your find.
Harrisi wrote:
   9 Apr 2019
Wow, a beautiful 'Bup' indeed, one that I have not encountered yet! Well done for flipping it over! Kim Pullen has once again afforded his expertise and nailed the ID, well done everyone!)
PS enjoying the fact that Jewel Beetle season is over and getting on with some pretty important matters till the allure of spring strikes again!

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Charadrius bicinctus (Double-banded Plover) at Tura Beach, NSW - 19 Apr 2018
Charadrius ruficapillus (Red-capped Plover) at Tura Beach, NSW - 20 Oct 2016
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Tura Beach, NSW - 11 Aug 2016
Larus pacificus (Pacific Gull) at Tura Beach, NSW - 31 May 2015
Cakile maritima (Sea Rocket) at Tura Beach, NSW - 26 Aug 2013
Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at Tura Beach, NSW - 8 Feb 2012
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Tura Beach, NSW - 13 Jan 2012
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairy-wren) at Tura Beach, NSW - 12 Dec 2011
Janthina janthina (Violet Sea Snail) at Tura Beach, NSW - 1 Jan 2011

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 22 Mar 2019 8:43 AM Recorded on
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