Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Bubastes inconsistans   Thomson, 1879
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Bubastini » subtribe  Bubastina
Bubastes inconsistans   Adult images
Bubastes inconsistans, PL4324, female, NL, 19.7 × 6.4 mm Bubastes inconsistans, PL4324, female, NL, 19.7 × 6.4 mm Bubastes inconsistans, PL4324, female, from Eucalyptus camaldulensis ssp. camaldulensis, NL, 19.7 × 6.4 mm Bubastes inconsistans, AMS 42993, female, on Acacia calamifolia, FR, photo by Allen Sundholm Bubastes inconsistans, AMS 42993, female, on Acacia calamifolia, FR, photo by Allen Sundholm
Actual
size¹:
19.7 mm
×
6.4 mm
Measurements (mm)
female
L119.7
n = 1
L219.4
n = 1
W6.3
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
Bubastes inconsistans  Distinctive features

Males usually bronze to red-bronze above, sometimes with a greenish strip along the elytral suture. Females extremely variable in colouration. Exceptional for the females being more colourful than males.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  FRYPSL
Australian States:  WASAVICNSWQLD
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 Bubastes inconsistans  (total of 11 beetles)
2
1 4 3
1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 2 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 2
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
Acacia calamifolia42FRF
Eucalyptus camaldulensis ssp. camaldulensis11NLM
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 4 80% 1
M Myrtaceae 1 20% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flowering plant11
on foliage or non-flowering plant21
on plant (unspecified)11
other
  on stem below the leaf canopy11
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.