Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina gibbicollis   (Saunders, 1868)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: gibbicollis
Castiarina gibbicollis   Adult images
Castiarina gibbicollis, PL0830E, on Grevillea pterosperma, EP Castiarina gibbicollis, PL2631A, male, from Grevillea pterosperma, EP, 12.6 × 4.6 mm Castiarina gibbicollis, PL2698, male, from Eucalyptus socialis, EP, 14.3 × 5.1 mm Castiarina gibbicollis, PL0830E, on Grevillea pterosperma, EP
13.6 mm
4.9 mm
Measurements (mm)
10.5 – 15.1
n = 1414.5
12.2 – 15.9
n = 6
10.1 – 14.8
n = 1114.0
11.65 – 15.55
n = 6
3.7 – 5.5
n = 145.3
4.3 – 6
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
SA Regions¹:  GTEPYP
Australian States:  WASAVICNSWQLD
South Australian occurrences
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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Adult activity records for Castiarina gibbicollis  (total of 65 beetles)
7 5 1 30
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
live emerged adults, count > median value of 7 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 7
live non-emerged adults only, for that quarter month
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Adult host plants
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
P1 Proteaceae 30 47% 1
P2 Pittosporaceae 13 20% 1
M Myrtaceae 11 17% 4
S Scrophulariaceae 9 14% 1
F Fabaceae 1 2% 1
Position on adult host
on flower(s)386
on flowering plant84
on plant (unspecified)185
Host plant notes

In SA, adults have been found on a range of plants that have nectar-rich white (to cream) flowers, with Grevillea pterosperma, Bursaria spinosa and Myoporum platycarpum being the three most frequently recorded hosts. In the Birchup district of north-western Victoria Goudie 1920 stated that it 'used to be fairly common' and that he had only taken it on 'dogwood' blossoms. This most likely refers to Myoporum platycarpum (and is supported by his brief description of it in reference to some Neocuris species).

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.