Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Anilara adelaidae   (Hope, 1846)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Anilarina
Anilara adelaidae   Adult images
Anilara adelaidae, SAMA 25-021331, early Adelaide collection det. Blackburn, SL, photo by Peter Lang for SA Museum, 4.0 × 2.0 mm Anilara adelaidae, SAMA 25-021350, male, SL, photo by Peter Lang for SA Museum, 3.9 × 1.9 mm Anilara adelaidae, SAMA 25-021354, SL, photo by Peter Lang for SA Museum, 3.6 × 1.8 mm Anilara adelaidae, specimen at Museums Victoria with H.J. Carter determination, photo by David Knowles Anilara adelaidae, specimen at Museums Victoria with H.J. Carter determination, photo by David Knowles
3.6 mm
1.8 mm
Measurements (mm)
n = 13.2
n = 1
n = 13.1
n = 1
n = 11.6
n = 1
Legend  L1length from clypeus/frons to elytral apex (mean, range, sample size)
L2length from anterior of edge of eyes to elytral apex
Wmaximum width with elytra fully closed
Anilara adelaidae  Distinctive features

A short and wide pronotum relative to the elytra. Similar to Anilara planifrons, but generally a little larger and with a frontal sulcus (medial groove on upper frons/vertex). The sulcus is s usually confined to the upper part of the frons, and its very subtle and variable in its prominence and length.


This species was described by Hope 1846b as Anthaxia adelaidae with the comment 'inhabits Adelaide'. The SA Museum has an early specimen from Adelaide with a determination that is probably by Blackburn.

SA Regions¹:  EPSLMU
Australian States:  WASAVICNSW
Southern South Australian occurrences
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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Adult activity records for Anilara adelaidae  (total actual records: 4 beetles)
1 1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
number of active beetles, actually recorded in that quarter-month
actual count > 1 (median)
actual count <= 1 (median)
Adult host plants
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Acacia sp.22EP, MUF
Leptospermum sp.11SLM
Legendbeetlescount of beetles collected from, or sighted on, host plant taxon
sitescount of major sites (unique 10 km grid cells +/- some distinct approximate localities)
Plant family
Code beetles % host plant taxa
F Fabaceae 2 67% 1
M Myrtaceae 1 33% 1
Position on adult host
on plant (unspecified)33
¹ LegendregionsSA State Herbarium regions (map)
EA: Eastern, EP: Eyre Peninsula, FR: Flinders Ranges, GT: Gairdner-Torrens, KI: Kangaroo Island, LE: Lake Eyre, MU: Murray, NL: Northern Lofty, NU: Nullarbor, NW: North-Western, SE: South-Eastern, SL: Southern Lofty, YP: Yorke Peninsula
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