Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina elderi   (Blackburn, 1892)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: decemmaculata
Castiarina elderi   Adult images
Castiarina elderi, KR06372, male, NW, 9.9 × 3.4 mm
Actual
size¹:
9.9 mm
×
3.4 mm
Measurements (mm)
male
L19.9
n = 1
L29.8
n = 1
W3.4
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 elderi  Distinctive features

Elytra background yellow; ventral side yellow; pronotum with broad pale margins of uneven width creating a 'bust' figure; relatively large size compared to related species in an 'elderi species subgroup'.

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
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Adult activity records for Castiarina elderi  (total of 2 beetles)
2
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 2 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 2
live non-emerged adults only, for that quarter month
12
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
blue21NW
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.