Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina aeneicornis   (Saunders, 1868)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: aeneicornis
Castiarina aeneicornis   Adult images
Castiarina aeneicornis, PL2040, female, on Leptospermum coriaceum, EP, 9.7 × 3.3 mm Castiarina aeneicornis, PL2726, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, EP Castiarina aeneicornis, PL2726, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, EP Castiarina aeneicornis, PL4677B, male, on Leptospermum coriaceum, MU, 9.8 × 3.4 mm Castiarina aeneicornis, PL4677A, female, on Leptospermum coriaceum, MU, 11.7 × 4.5 mm Castiarina aeneicornis, PL2040, female, EP, 9.7 × 3.3 mm Castiarina aeneicornis, PL0847, female, from Grevillea pterosperma, EP, 8.6 × 3.0 mm Castiarina aeneicornis, PL2025, female, EP, 11.1 × 4.1 mm Castiarina aeneicornis, PL2617C, on Leptospermum coriaceum, EP Castiarina aeneicornis, PL2617B, on Leptospermum coriaceum, EP Castiarina aeneicornis, PL4677B, male, on Leptospermum coriaceum, MU, 9.8 × 3.4 mm Castiarina aeneicornis, PL4677B, male, on Leptospermum coriaceum, MU, 9.8 × 3.4 mm Castiarina aeneicornis, PL4677B, male, on Leptospermum coriaceum, MU, 9.8 × 3.4 mm Castiarina aeneicornis, PL4677A, female, on Leptospermum coriaceum, MU, 11.7 × 4.5 mm Castiarina aeneicornis, PL2639, female, on Grevillea pterosperma, EP, 10.3 × 3.6 mm Castiarina aeneicornis, PL2639, female, on Grevillea pterosperma, EP, 10.3 × 3.6 mm Castiarina aeneicornis, PL2726, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, EP
Actual
size¹:
10.4 mm
×
3.8 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L110.6
9.4 – 11.95
n = 1010.3
8.3 – 11.85
n = 9
L210.3
9.2 – 11.55
n = 910.3
8 – 11.3
n = 4
W3.9
3.3 – 4.6
n = 103.7
2.9 – 4.6
n = 9
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
Distribution
SA Regions¹:  GTEPMU
Australian States:  SAVICNSW
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 Castiarina aeneicornis  (total of 79 beetles)
2 1
12 5 17
42
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 12 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 12
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
Grevillea pterosperma408NW, GT, EPP
Leptospermum coriaceum349GT, EP, MUM
Hysterobaeckea behrii22EP, MUM
Grevillea sp.11EPP
Leptospermum 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
P Proteaceae 41 53% 1
M Myrtaceae 37 47% 2
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)529
on flowering plant207
on plant (unspecified)63
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.