| Temognatha, Beetle, Stigmodera, Castiarina, Buprestinae|
Temognatha alternata, commonly known as the variable jewel beetle, is a beetle of the family Buprestidae.
Temognatha variabilis Wikipedia
Temognatha alternata can reach a length of about 35 millimetres (1.4 in). The body colour is highly variable, ranging from yellowish to dark red. Helytra are punctato-striate and may have black markings. The thorax usually show a median black area with yellow or bright red markings on each side. Head and legs are black with greenish reflections.
Larvae live in She-oak tree of Casuarina species (Casuarinaceae).
This species can be found in southwestern Australia.