BuprestidaeMore Buprestidae Jewel Beetles Astraeus Calodema plebeia Castiarina Cyrioides Diadoxus Diphucrania Melobasis Merimna atrata Metaxymorpha gloriosa Stigmodera Temognatha Torresita cuprifera

Current observations of the species Torresita cuprifera3, 4, family Buprestidae, have the beetle along the east coast from Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland (north of the Sunshine Coast).

Torresita cuprifera (Jewel Beetle), Nerang QLD © Hongming Kan
Torresita cuprifera (Jewel Beetle), Nerang QLD © Hongming Kan
Torresita cuprifera (Jewel Beetle), Nerang QLD © Hongming Kan
Torresita cuprifera (Jewel Beetle), Nerang QLD © Hongming Kan

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Suborder: Polyphaga
  • Superfamily: Buprestoidea
  • Family: Buprestidae
  • Subfamily: Buprestinae
  • Tribe: Curidini
  • Subtribe: Neocurina
  • Genus: Torresita
  • Species: Torresita cuprifera

Footnote & References

  1. Torresita cuprifera, Photographs © Hongming Kan
  2. Many thanks for ID to Mark Hanlon, member of Australasian Beetles Only, Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1180404322409639/
  3. Torresita cuprifera (Kirby, 1818), Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/d31f2509-3019-4d79-9c06-58a4bc43293d
  4. Torresita cuprifera, iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/776869-Torresita-cuprifera

BuprestidaeMore Buprestidae Jewel Beetles Astraeus Calodema plebeia Castiarina Cyrioides Diadoxus Diphucrania Melobasis Merimna atrata Metaxymorpha gloriosa Stigmodera Temognatha Torresita cuprifera

ColeopteraAmarygmus sp Anoplognathus sp Aphanestes gymnopleura Buprestidae Cerambycidae Coleoptera (Beetles) Curculionidae Digitonthophagus gazella Dung Beetle Eretes australis Helea scaphiformis Ladybirds (Beetles) Lepidiota Lucanidae Neospades sp Omorgus Paropsine Beetle Paropsisterna sp Pittosporum Leaf Beetle (Lamprolina impressicollis) Protaetia fusca Pterohelaeus sp Rhipiceridae Scarabaeidae Xylophilostenus octophyllus

InsectsBees Beetles Blattodea Butterflies Coleoptera Cicada Crabronidae Diptera Dragonflies & Damselflies Formicidae Hemiptera Mango Planthopper Moths Orthoptera Orthopteroid Processionary Caterpillar Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs and Allies Syrphidae Wasps Water Scorpion Witchetty Grub