Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Anilara sp. Broombush  
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Anilarina
Anilara sp. Broombush   Adult images
Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3499D, female, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 5.5 × 2.5 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3496A, male, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 6.0 × 2.6 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3499D, female, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 5.5 × 2.5 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3494B, male, from Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 6.2 × 2.8 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3495A, PL4100C, female, EP, (above & below respectively) showing ovipositors in dried state Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3494B, male, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 6.2 × 2.8 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3499D, female, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 5.5 × 2.5 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3499D, female, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 5.5 × 2.5 mm
Actual
size¹:
5.2 mm
×
2.3 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L15.1
4 – 6.2
n = 215.4
3.8 – 6.5
n = 14
L24.7
3.9 – 5.7
n = 155.1
3.55 – 6.25
n = 12
W2.2
1.8 – 2.75
n = 212.3
1.6 – 2.9
n = 14
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
Notes

The female has an exceptionally long ovipositor (relative to the body length).

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  EPMUSE
Australian States:  WASA+?
Southern South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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Adult activity records for Anilara sp. Broombush  (total of 46 beetles)
2 3 1 32
8
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 3 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 3
live non-emerged adults only, for that quarter month
12
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Adult host plants
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Melaleuca uncinata404EPM
Callitris gracilis11MUC
Eucalyptus sp.11EPM
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
M Myrtaceae 41 98% 2
C Cupressaceae 1 2% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flowering plant11
on foliage or non-flowering plant404
on plant (unspecified)11
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
sizeThe ellipse is the correct size when printed, indicative on a desktop screen, and likely to be wrong on a mobile device.