Neha Patil

Temognatha variabilis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Buprestidae
Genus  Temognatha
Order  Beetle
Class  Insecta
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
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Similar  Temognatha, Beetle, Stigmodera, Castiarina, Buprestinae

Temognatha alternata, commonly known as the variable jewel beetle, is a beetle of the family Buprestidae.

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Description

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).

Distribution

This species can be found in southwestern Australia.

References

Temognatha variabilis Wikipedia


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