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Black and Yellow Beetle
Could you please identify the attached picture of a beetle for me? I photographed it in the Lamington National Park Qld. Regards
Fran Jenkin

Hi Fran,
This is a Jewel Beetle in the family Buprestidae. We believe it may be in the genus Themognatha as evidenced by this website. The Global Insects site has even more photos. Perhaps our faithful reader Grev can add to this.

Update: (03/30/2008) ID’s
Hi Daniel,
Corrected ID’s follow. Readers, and in particular the contributors of the pics below, are welcome and invited to contact me re ID’s for any Australian Buprestidae, which I have been studying and surveying their distributions etc since 1978. I am always interested in new distributional data especially from remote areas.
This beetle is Temognatha goryi:

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