Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina marginata   (Barker, 1983)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: bella
Castiarina marginata   Adult images
Castiarina marginata, PL1618, on Eucalyptus cneorifolia, KI Castiarina marginata, PL0199, female, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.7 × 3.8 mm Castiarina marginata, PL0199, female, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.7 × 3.8 mm Castiarina marginata, PL3293, male, from Leptospermum coriaceum, SE, 10.6 × 3.9 mm Castiarina marginata, PL2883, female, on Eucalyptus sp., KI, 12.3 × 4.5 mm Castiarina marginata, PL2883, female, on Eucalyptus sp., KI, 12.3 × 4.5 mm Castiarina marginata, PL2883, female, on Eucalyptus sp., KI, 12.3 × 4.5 mm
Actual
size¹:
10.5 mm
×
3.9 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L110.2
9.1 – 11.2
n = 510.8
9.7 – 12.3
n = 4
L210.3
9.7 – 10.95
n = 2
W3.8
3.2 – 4.3
n = 54.0
3.8 – 4.5
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
Distribution
SA Regions¹:  EPSLKISE
Australian States:  WASAVIC
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 marginata  (total of 103 beetles)
2 28
5 6 8 39
9 1 3
1 1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 5 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 5
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.327SL, KI, SEM
Eucalyptus remota192KIM
Leptospermum continentale164SL, KIM
Eucalyptus rugosa82KIM
Leptospermum myrsinoides73SLM
Eucalyptus diversifolia ssp. diversifolia41KIM
Eucalyptus cneorifolia22KIM
Leptospermum coriaceum22EP, SEM
Eucalyptus baxteri21KIM
Conospermum patens21KIP
Eucalyptus sp.21EPM
Calytrix tetragona11SLM
Eucalyptus incrassata11SEM
Hakea mitchellii11MUP
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 96 97% 10
P Proteaceae 3 3% 2
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)227
on flowering plant2710
on foliage or non-flowering plant11
on plant (unspecified)498
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
blue22KI, SE
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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