Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina lepida   (Carter, 1916)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: crocicolor
Castiarina lepida   Adult images
Castiarina lepida, PL3032, male, from Grevillea pterosperma, NW, 11.8 × 3.8 mm
Actual
size¹:
11.8 mm
×
3.8 mm
Measurements (mm)
male
L111.8
n = 1
L211.5
n = 1
W3.8
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 lepida  Distinctive features

Recognisable as a member of the C. crocicolor group by the dense cover of scale-like, flattened, silvery setae on the ventral side; and the only SA species of that group with red-orange colouration.

Notes

An arid zone species found in SA for the first time by D.E. Murfet in 2014 in the Great Victoria Desert.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  NW
Australian States:  WANTSA
South Australia distribution
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 lepida  (total of 1 beetles)
1
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 plant
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Grevillea pterosperma11NWP
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
P Proteaceae 1 100% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)11
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.