Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina browningi   (Barker, 1986)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: decemmaculata
Castiarina browningi   Adult images
Castiarina browningi, PL2371, on Eremophila scoparia, EP Castiarina browningi, PL0484, from Eremophila scoparia, EP, 9.6 × 3.3 mm Castiarina browningi, PL2009, on Eremophila scoparia, EP Castiarina browningi, PL2009, on Eremophila scoparia, EP Castiarina browningi, PL2371, on Eremophila scoparia, EP Castiarina browningi, PL2371, on Eremophila scoparia, EP Castiarina browningi, PL3608, adult host plant, host Prostanthera althoferi ssp. longifolia (PJL 3070), EP
Actual
size¹:
9.5 mm
×
3.3 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L19.4
8.3 – 10.25
n = 129.8
8.7 – 10.5
n = 6
L29.1
8.25 – 9.8
n = 79.7
9 – 10.3
n = 4
W3.2
2.75 – 3.6
n = 123.3
3.05 – 3.5
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:  FREP
Australian States:  WASA
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 browningi  (total of 119 beetles)
15 64
34 6
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 34 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 34
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
Eremophila scoparia9417EPS
Prostanthera althoferi ssp. longifolia202EPL
Leptospermum coriaceum52EPM
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
S Scrophulariaceae 94 79% 1
L Lamiaceae 20 17% 1
M Myrtaceae 5 4% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)9116
on flowering plant61
on foliage or non-flowering plant22
on plant (unspecified)202
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.