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  Jewel Beetle (Temognatha alternata)





Jewel Beetle | Temognatha alternata photo
Jewel Beetle, Cooktown

Image by John Hill - GNU Free Documentation License.    (view image details)



JEWEL BEETLE FACTS

Identification
Temognatha attenuata is a striking jewel beetle with bright yellow and red bands on the greenish blue wing covers. The head and thorax are dark blue green. The wing covers are lined with rows of fine pits along the length giving it a furrowed appearance.

Size
2.6cm long

Range
There are over eighty species of Temognatha found in Australia and New Guinea. This species is found in northern Queensland



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Coleoptera
Family:Buprestidae
Genus:Temognatha
Species:alternata
Common Name:Jewel Beetle