Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina ignea   (Blackburn, 1892)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: straminea
Castiarina ignea   Adult images
Castiarina ignea, DAY131, from Eucalyptus rugosa, KI, 13.0 × 4.6 mm Castiarina ignea, PL2799, male, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, SE, 12.7 × 4.6 mm Castiarina ignea, PL2799, male, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, SE, 12.7 × 4.6 mm Castiarina ignea, PL2799, male, from Hysterobaeckea behrii, SE, 12.7 × 4.6 mm Castiarina ignea, PL2799, male, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, SE, 12.7 × 4.6 mm
Actual
size¹:
12.7 mm
×
4.6 mm
Measurements (mm)
male
L112.7
n = 1
L212.4
n = 1
W4.6
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 ignea  Distinctive features

Head and pronotum coppery bronze; elytra yellow with variable markings, often much reduced.

Notes

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

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  EPMUKI
Australian States:  WASAVICNSW
Southern South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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Adult activity records for Castiarina ignea  (total of 10 beetles)
1
1 4
1 1
2
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 1 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 1
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 lanceolata22KIM
Eucalyptus socialis21MUM
Eucalyptus rugosa11KIM
Hysterobaeckea behrii11SEM
Leptospermum coriaceum11EPM
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 7 100% 5
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flowering plant22
on plant (unspecified)54
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.