Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina australasiae   (Gory & Laporte, 1838)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: australasiae
Castiarina australasiae   Adult images
Castiarina australasiae, PL1675, on Leptospermum continentale, KI Castiarina australasiae, PL0217, male, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 11.2 × 4.2 mm Castiarina australasiae, PL0217, male, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 11.2 × 4.2 mm Castiarina australasiae, PL0217, male, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 11.2 × 4.2 mm Castiarina australasiae, DAY84, from Hakea mitchellii, KI, 11.1 × 4.2 mm Castiarina australasiae, PL1675, on Leptospermum continentale, KI Castiarina australasiae, PL1675, on Leptospermum continentale, KI Castiarina australasiae, PL0217, male, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 11.2 × 4.2 mm
Actual
size¹:
11.0 mm
×
4.0 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L110.9
9.95 – 11.4
n = 611.3
8.6 – 13.4
n = 3
W3.9
3.45 – 4.2
n = 64.2
3.2 – 4.9
n = 3
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:  YPSLKI
Australian States:  SATASVICNSWQLD
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 Castiarina australasiae  (total of 80 beetles)
1 1
1 5 3 44
7 1 5 3
7 1
1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 3 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 3
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
Leptospermum sp.353SL, KIM
Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa133SL, KIP1
Leptospermum continentale113SL, KIM
Hakea mitchellii31KIP2
Eucalyptus diversifolia ssp. diversifolia22KIM
Eucalyptus rugosa21KIM
Eucalyptus albopurpurea21KIM
Eucalyptus remota21KIM
Calytrix tetragona11KIM
*Kunzea ambigua11SLM
Leptospermum myrsinoides11SLM
Melaleuca brevifolia11KIM
Melaleuca gibbosa11KIM
Legendbeetlescount of beetles collected from, or sighted on, host plant taxon
sitescount of major sites (unique 10 km grid cells +/- some distinct approximate localities)
*indicates alien (non-native) plant occurrences, either wild or planted (the species may be alien in SA, or native in parts of its SA range)
Plant family
Code beetles % host plant taxa
M Myrtaceae 58 78% 9
P1 Pittosporaceae 13 18% 1
P2 Proteaceae 3 4% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)239
on flowering plant137
on plant (unspecified)395
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.