Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina clancula   (Obenberger, 1922)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: straminea
Castiarina clancula   Adult images
Castiarina clancula, PL2645C, female, on Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica, EP, 13.8 × 5.2 mm Castiarina clancula, PL2645C, female, on Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica, EP, 13.8 × 5.2 mm Castiarina clancula, PL2645D, male, from Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica, EP, 14.7 × 5.6 mm Castiarina clancula, PL2645B, male, on Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica, EP Castiarina clancula, PL4676, female, on Leptospermum coriaceum, MU, 14.0 × 5.1 mm Castiarina clancula, PL4676, female, on Leptospermum coriaceum, MU, 14.0 × 5.1 mm Castiarina clancula, PL2645C, female, on Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica, EP, 13.8 × 5.2 mm Castiarina clancula, PL2645B, male, on Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica, EP Castiarina clancula, PL2645B, male, on Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica, EP Castiarina clancula, PL2645C, female, on Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica, EP, 13.8 × 5.2 mm
Actual
size¹:
14.2 mm
×
5.3 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L113.9
12 – 14.7
n = 514.5
13.8 – 15.7
n = 7
L213.2
11.6 – 14.2
n = 414.0
13.3 – 15.05
n = 7
W5.2
4.4 – 5.6
n = 55.4
5.05 – 5.55
n = 7
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 clancula  Distinctive features

Elytra orange with well-developed pattern of dark fasciae and vittae.

Notes

Barker 2006a separates Castiarina clancula from C. ignea in his key by the orange vs yellow elytral background colour. Forms with reduced elytral markings and a more reddish pronotum appear to approach C. ignea and the two species may intergrade.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  FRNLMUEP
Australian States:  WASAVICNSW
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 clancula  (total of 50 beetles)
5
1 16 2 6
4 2
14
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 5 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 5
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
Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica172EPM
Eucalyptus socialis101MUM
Leptospermum coriaceum53EP, MUM
Eucalyptus gracilis41MUM
Eucalyptus sp.32EPM
Eucalyptus yumbarrana21EPM
Hakea sp.21EPP
Eucalyptus socialis ssp. socialis11EPM
Grevillea pterosperma11EPP
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
M Myrtaceae 42 93% 6
P Proteaceae 3 7% 2
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)217
on flowering plant73
on plant (unspecified)172
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.