Maroon-highlighted Jewel Beetle
Dorsal
Flinders Ranges
Small Metallic Jewel Beetle
Dorsal
 
                      
Maroon-highlighted Jewel Beetle (Castiarina parallela)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Jewel Beetle (Buprestidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Maroon-highlighted Jewel Beetle (Castiarina parallela)
This Photo:     🔍In Nature🔎

Thank you Anthony Paul for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Flinders Ranges and possibly elsewhere
As can be seen, this was found in a flowering Fringe-myrtle (Calytrix tetragona) bush. We didn't have a chance to capture, nor measure, it before it dropped out of sight.

Copyright © 2021-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Nov-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.