Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina pallidiventris   (Gory & Laporte, 1838)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: decemmaculata
Castiarina pallidiventris   Adult images
Castiarina pallidiventris, PL0308A, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, EP, 10.8 × 3.7 mm Castiarina pallidiventris, PL0307, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, EP, 8.9 × 2.9 mm Castiarina pallidiventris, PL0308A, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, EP, 10.8 × 3.7 mm Castiarina pallidiventris, PL3303A, female, SE, 11.0 × 3.7 mm Castiarina pallidiventris, PL0308A, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, EP, 10.8 × 3.7 mm Castiarina pallidiventris, PL0522, male, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, MU, 8.5 × 2.9 mm Castiarina pallidiventris, PL0335B, male, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, MU, 9.8 × 3.3 mm Castiarina pallidiventris, PL2725, male, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, EP Castiarina pallidiventris, PL0336A, male, MU, 10.1 × 3.5 mm Castiarina pallidiventris, PL0308A, male, from Hysterobaeckea behrii, EP, 10.8 × 3.7 mm
Actual
size¹:
9.6 mm
×
3.2 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L19.5
7.6 – 10.8
n = 339.8
7.1 – 11.6
n = 14
L29.2
7.5 – 10.45
n = 199.4
7.05 – 11
n = 7
W3.2
2.1 – 3.7
n = 333.4
2.5 – 4
n = 14
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:  EPMUSE
Australian States:  WASAVICNSW
Southern 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 pallidiventris  (total of 130 beetles)
10 4 28
26 18 16
20 4 1
2
1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 10 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 10
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
Hysterobaeckea behrii5213EP, MU, SEM
Calytrix tetragona255MU, SEM
Leptospermum myrsinoides135MU, SEM
Leptospermum coriaceum125EP, MU, SEM
Eucalyptus diversifolia ssp. diversifolia82EPM
Leptospermum sp.42MU, SEM
Homoranthus wilhelmii31EPM
Calytrix sp.22EP, MUM
Eucalyptus sp.21EPM
Glischrocaryon behrii22SEH
Eucalyptus leptophylla11MUM
Hakea mitchellii11SEP
Myrtaceae sp.11MUM
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 123 98% 7
H Haloragaceae 2 2% 1
P Proteaceae 1 1% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)5215
on flowering plant4713
on foliage or non-flowering plant11
on plant (unspecified)269
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
white141SE
light pink131SE
light violet42SE
blue11SE
Castiarina pallidiventris Breeding record images
Castiarina pallidiventris, PL4001A, pupa, in Calytrix tetragona, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 10.0 × 3.5 mm Castiarina pallidiventris, PL4000, female, non-emerged adult, in Calytrix tetragona, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski Castiarina pallidiventris, PL4000, female, non-emerged adult, in Calytrix tetragona, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski
Larval host plant
individuals sites SA regions¹ family adult liveadult deadadult ex pupapupalarva
Calytrix tetragona91SEM11232
Legendindividualscount of breeding adults, pupae and larvae
sitescount of major sites (unique 10 km grid cells +/- some distinct approximate localities)
adultlive = extracted alive;   dead = extracted dead as intact or fragmentary remains;   ex billet = reared and emerged from stored sections of host;   ex pupa = reared from sampled pupa
pupaextracted pupa;   pupa ex larva = reared pupa from larva
larvaextracted larva (any stage including prepupa)
gall (only)hatched or unhatched gall identified by form and position rather than contents
Plant family
Code individuals % host plant taxa
M Myrtaceae 9 100% 1
Position in larval host
positionindividualssitesadult liveadult deadadult ex pupapupalarva
stem9111232
Host plant notes

A.M.P. Stolarski is the discoverer of the first reported breeding records for this species, found in the stems of Fringe Myrtle, Calytrix tetragona.

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.