Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina jospilota   (Gory & Laporte, 1838)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: jospilota
Castiarina jospilota   Adult images
Castiarina jospilota, PL2429A, on Leptospermum continentale, SE Castiarina jospilota, PL2429A, on Leptospermum continentale, SE Castiarina jospilota, PL2429A, on Leptospermum continentale, SE Castiarina jospilota, DAY95, from Leptospermum sp., KI, 11.5 × 4.2 mm Castiarina jospilota, PL0003, from Hysterobaeckea behrii, EP, 10.0 × 3.6 mm Castiarina jospilota, PL2429A, on Leptospermum continentale, SE
Actual
size¹:
9.5 mm
×
3.4 mm
Measurements (mm)
male
L19.5
8 – 11.7
n = 10
W3.4
3.1 – 4.1
n = 10
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:  EPSLKISE
Australian States:  WASAVICNSW
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 jospilota  (total of 153 beetles)
8 3 9
17 13 20 25
16 22 18
1 1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 16 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 16
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 continentale695KI, SEM
Leptospermum sp.155SL, KI, SEM
Leptospermum coriaceum94EP, SEM
Eucalyptus remota81KIM
Hysterobaeckea behrii82EP, SEM
Leptospermum myrsinoides72SEM
Calytrix tetragona32SEM
Eucalyptus diversifolia ssp. diversifolia21KIM
Melaleuca gibbosa21EPM
Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa11SEP1
Eucalyptus rugosa11KIM
Hakea mitchellii11KIP2
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 124 98% 9
P1 Pittosporaceae 1 1% 1
P2 Proteaceae 1 1% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)238
on flowering plant629
on plant (unspecified)418
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.