Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina aurantia  
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: decemmaculata
Castiarina aurantia   Adult images
Castiarina aurantia, PL3031, female, from Prostanthera wilkieana, NW, 11.4 × 3.9 mm
Actual
size¹:
11.4 mm
×
3.9 mm
Measurements (mm)
female
L111.4
n = 1
L211.2
n = 1
W3.9
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
Castiarina aurantia  Distinctive features

Elytra background orange; ventral side deep orange.

Notes

The species epithet 'aurantia' is from the Latin aurantium for orange, and the deep orange underside is diagnostic for this species.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  NW
Australian States:  WASA
South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
Satellite map
Terrain map
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Adult activity records for Castiarina aurantia  (total of 1 beetles)
1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 1 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 1
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
Prostanthera wilkieana11NWL
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
L Lamiaceae 1 100% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flowering plant11
Host plant notes

In WA this species has been collected from both Eremophila and Myrtaceae flowers, viz. Thryptomene and Scholtzia, (Barker 1990).

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.