Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Subspecies Melobasis regalis regalis Carter, 1923



Western Australia

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


WA: Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Coolgardie (COO), Jarrah Forest (JF), Murchison (MUR), Yalgoo (YAL)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Adult: diurnal, herbivore (associated flora: Mirbelia seorsifolia (F.Muell.) C.A.Gardner [FABACEAE]), volant.

Larva: wood-borer.

Extra Ecological Information

Levey (2012) recorded adults as occurring on foliage of Mirbelia seorsifolia (F. Muell.), [FABACEAE]

Associated Flora References

Bellamy, C.L., Williams, G.A., Hasenpusch, J. & Sundholm, A. 2013. A summary of the published data on host plants and morphology of immature stages of Australian jewel beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), with additional new records. Insecta Mundi 0293: 1-172 [64] (Mirbelia seorsifolia)

Levey, B. 2012. A Revision of the Australian species of the genus Melobasis Laporte & Gory 1837 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), Part 1 (Introductory material, key to species-groups and keys to species of the thoracica, pusilla, formosa, propinqua & gloriosa species-groups). Zootaxa 3464: 1-107 [64] (Mirbelia seorsifolia)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
16-Jun-2022 BUPRESTIDAE Leach, 1815 16-Jun-2022 MODIFIED
04-Aug-2021 BUPRESTIDAE Leach, 1815 27-May-2022 MODIFIED
24-Dec-2020 BUPRESTOIDEA 16-Jun-2022 MODIFIED
01-Jul-2020 POLYPHAGA 16-Jun-2022 MODIFIED Max Beatson
05-Mar-2019 BUPRESTIDAE Leach, 1815 16-Jun-2022 MODIFIED
05-Mar-2019 Buprestinae Leach, 1815 16-Jun-2022 MODIFIED
05-Mar-2019 Buprestinae Leach, 1815 16-Jun-2022 MODIFIED
28-Jan-2014 BUPRESTIDAE Leach, 1815 16-Jun-2022 MODIFIED Dr Federica Turco (QM)
11-Oct-2012 ADDED