Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Bubastes vagans   Blackburn, 1892
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Bubastini » subtribe  Bubastina
Bubastes vagans   Adult images
Bubastes vagans, PL3454, female, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 21.5 × 6.9 mm Bubastes vagans, PL3454, female, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 21.5 × 6.9 mm Bubastes vagans, PL3454, female, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 21.5 × 6.9 mm Bubastes vagans, PL3454, female, from Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 21.5 × 6.9 mm Bubastes vagans, PL4516, male, EP, 14.9 × 4.5 mm Bubastes vagans, PL3454, female, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 21.5 × 6.9 mm Bubastes vagans, PL3454, female, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 21.5 × 6.9 mm
Actual
size¹:
18.2 mm
×
5.7 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L114.8
n = 121.5
n = 1
L214.8
n = 1
W4.5
n = 16.9
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 vagans  Distinctive features

Two-tone appearance with pronotum dark violet with metallic blue to green reflections and the elytra reddish-bronze.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  EP
Australian States:  SAVIC
Southern South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
Satellite map
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Adult activity records for Bubastes vagans  (total of 6 beetles)
6
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 6 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 6
live non-emerged adults only, for that quarter month
12
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Adult host plant
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Melaleuca uncinata62EPM
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 6 100% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on foliage or non-flowering plant62
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
blue11EP
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.