Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina bicolor   (Gory & Laporte, 1838)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: flavopicta
Castiarina bicolor   Adult images
Castiarina bicolor, PL0193, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.0 × 3.1 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0193, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.0 × 3.1 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0493, male, from Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 8.0 × 2.9 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0039, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.1 × 3.2 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0037B, female, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.1 × 3.4 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0037B, female, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.1 × 3.4 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0037A, PL0037B, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL Castiarina bicolor, PL0037, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL Castiarina bicolor, PL0193, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.0 × 3.1 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0193, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.0 × 3.1 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0193, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.0 × 3.1 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0224, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 8.5 × 3.1 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0039, SL, 9.1 × 3.2 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0039, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.1 × 3.2 mm Castiarina bicolor, DAY94, KI, 7.9 × 2.8 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0200, male, SL Castiarina bicolor, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL
Actual
size¹:
8.4 mm
×
3.0 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L18.2
6.6 – 9
n = 108.9
8.5 – 9.2
n = 6
L28.3
8.05 – 8.5
n = 5
W2.8
2.3 – 3
n = 103.2
3 – 3.4
n = 6
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:  NLMUYPSLKI
Australian States:  SAVIC
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 bicolor  (total of 153 beetles)
7 31 18
52 16 12 6
2 1 2 3
2
1
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 plants
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Leptospermum myrsinoides986SLM
Leptospermum sp.165SLM
Calytrix tetragona82NL, SLM
*Kunzea ambigua51SLM
Leptospermum continentale11SLM
Leptospermum coriaceum11MUM
Leptospermum lanigerum11SLM
Melaleuca gibbosa11KIM
Xanthorrhoea sp.11SLX
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 126 99% 6
X Xanthorrhoeaceae 1 1% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)738
on flowering plant94
on plant (unspecified)504
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
blue21NL
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.