Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina grata   (Saunders, 1869)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: distinguenda
Castiarina grata   Adult images
Castiarina grata, PL0270, male, on Leptospermum continentale, KI, 12.0 × 4.7 mm Castiarina grata, PL0270, male, on Leptospermum continentale, KI, 12.0 × 4.7 mm Castiarina grata, PL0270, male, on Leptospermum continentale, KI, 12.0 × 4.7 mm Castiarina grata, PL2677, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL Castiarina grata, DAY29, male, from Leptospermum myrsinoides flower, KI, 11.6 × 4.4 mm Castiarina grata, PL2677, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL Castiarina grata, PL0270, male, on Leptospermum continentale, KI, 12.0 × 4.7 mm Castiarina grata, PL0270, male, on Leptospermum continentale, KI, 12.0 × 4.7 mm Castiarina grata, PL4575, male, on Hakea carinata (PJL 3430), SL, 11.6 × 4.5 mm
Actual
size¹:
12.4 mm
×
4.7 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L111.7
11.55 – 12
n = 313.0
13 – 13
n = 3
L211.2
n = 1
W4.5
4.4 – 4.7
n = 34.9
4.8 – 5
n = 3
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:  SLKISE
Australian States:  SAVICNSWQLD
Southern 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 grata  (total of 129 beetles)
2 2
1 16 36 12
15 29 4 7
3
1
1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 4 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 4
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
Leptospermum sp.538SL, KIM
Leptospermum myrsinoides3613SL, KI, SEM
Hakea sp.121SLP
Calytrix tetragona33SL, KIM
Hakea rostrata32SLP
Leptospermum continentale32KIM
Hakea carinata21SLP
Leptospermum lanigerum21SLM
Spyridium waterhousei21KIR
Eucalyptus remota11KIM
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 98 84% 5
P Proteaceae 17 15% 2
R Rhamnaceae 2 2% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)289
on flowering plant86
on plant (unspecified)8110
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.