Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina euclae   (Barker, 1983)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: cupricauda
Castiarina euclae  Distinctive features

Pronotum rather bulbous and dark green. Males subtantially smaller than females.


Known only in SA from the type collections made 35 to 36 km east of the WA/SA border.

SA Regions¹:  NU
Australian States:  SAWA
South Australian occurrences
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 euclae  (total actual records: 15 beetles)
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
number of active beetles, actually recorded in that quarter-month
actual count > 7.5 (mean)
actual count <= 7.5 (mean)
Adult host plant
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
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 names in green are hyperlinked to a matching host species page with plant photos.
Plant family
Code beetles % host plant taxa
S Scrophulariaceae 15 100% 1
Position on adult host
on flowering plant151
Host plant notes

The type series was collected on prostrate flowering shrubs of Purple Emubush (Eremophila weldii).

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