Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina armstrongi   (Barker, 1983)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: straminea
Castiarina armstrongi   Adult images
Castiarina armstrongi, PL0240C, PL0240B, on Hakea leucoptera ssp. leucoptera, LE Castiarina armstrongi, PL0240B, male, on Hakea leucoptera ssp. leucoptera, LE, 14.9 × 5.5 mm Castiarina armstrongi, PL0240A, female, on Hakea leucoptera ssp. leucoptera, LE, 16.7 × 6.1 mm Castiarina armstrongi, PL0240A, LE, 16.7 × 6.1 mm Castiarina armstrongi, PL0240C, LE, 15.8 × 5.9 mm Castiarina armstrongi, PL0240B, male, on Hakea leucoptera ssp. leucoptera, LE, 14.9 × 5.5 mm Castiarina armstrongi, PL0240B, male, LE, 14.9 × 5.5 mm Castiarina armstrongi, PL0240C, female, LE, 15.8 × 5.9 mm Castiarina armstrongi, PL0240C, PL0240B, on Hakea leucoptera ssp. leucoptera, LE Castiarina armstrongi, PL0240C, PL0240B, on Hakea leucoptera ssp. leucoptera, LE Castiarina armstrongi, PL0240A, female, on Hakea leucoptera ssp. leucoptera, LE, 16.7 × 6.1 mm
Actual
size¹:
15.8 mm
×
5.8 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L114.9
n = 116.2
15.8 – 16.7
n = 2
W5.5
n = 16.0
5.9 – 6.1
n = 2
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:  LEEA
Australian States:  SANSWQLDNT
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 Castiarina armstrongi  (total of 14 beetles)
11 3
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 11 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 11
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
Hakea leucoptera ssp. leucoptera142LEP
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 14 100% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)142
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.