Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina macarthuri   Barker, 2005
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: convexa
Castiarina macarthuri   Adult images
Castiarina macarthuri, PL2612A, female, on Eremophila scoparia, EP, 14.7 × 5.5 mm Castiarina macarthuri, PL2612A, female, on Eremophila scoparia, EP, 14.7 × 5.5 mm Castiarina macarthuri, PL2573, male, on Eremophila scoparia, EP, 14.5 × 5.6 mm Castiarina macarthuri, PL2612B, male, from Eremophila scoparia, EP, 13.3 × 4.9 mm Castiarina macarthuri, PL2335, female, FR, 14.3 × 5.5 mm
14.2 mm
5.3 mm
Measurements (mm)
13.25 – 15.1
n = 414.4
12.7 – 15.75
n = 4
13.15 – 15
n = 414.1
12.5 – 15.5
n = 3
4.9 – 5.6
n = 45.4
4.55 – 6.05
n = 4
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:  FREPMU
Australian States:  SANSW
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 macarthuri  (total actual records: 55 beetles)
5 5 2 20
10 12
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
number of active beetles, actually recorded in that quarter-month
actual count > 5 (median)
actual count <= 5 (median)
Adult host plants
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
5319FR, EP, MUS
Acacia aneura complex11MU
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
S Scrophulariaceae 53 100% 1
Position on adult host
on flower(s)3114
on flowering plant63
on foliage or non-flowering plant44
on plant (unspecified)132
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
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