Twig Borer Beetle
Soldier Beetle
Mating, profile
Giant Jewel Beetle (Temognatha heros)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Jewel Beetle (Buprestidae)
Species: Giant Jewel Beetle (Temognatha heros)
This Photo:     Headless Shell

Thank you Martin Lagerwey for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Jan-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.