Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina perlonga   (Carter, 1931)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: trifasciata
Castiarina perlonga   Adult images
Castiarina perlonga, PL4674, female, on Leptospermum coriaceum, MU, 13.0 × 4.5 mm Castiarina perlonga, PL4674, female, on Leptospermum coriaceum, MU, 13.0 × 4.5 mm Castiarina perlonga, PL4674, female, on Leptospermum coriaceum, MU, 13.0 × 4.5 mm Castiarina perlonga, PL4674, female, on Leptospermum coriaceum, MU, 13.0 × 4.5 mm Castiarina perlonga, PL4674, female, on Leptospermum coriaceum, MU, 13.0 × 4.5 mm
Actual
size¹:
13.0 mm
×
4.5 mm
Measurements (mm)
female
L112.9
n = 1
L212.8
n = 1
W4.5
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 perlonga  Distinctive features

Elytra with their pattern dominated by the longitudinal sutural mark.

Notes

Barker 2006a notes that this species is found in low rainfall areas and has been collected on Leptospermum and Melaleuca flowers. Most of the SA collections are from areas of sandy soils where the Mallee Tea-tree Leptospermum coriaceum occurs.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  EPMU
Australian States:  SAVIC
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 perlonga  (total of 14 beetles)
3
5 2 4
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 4 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 4
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 coriaceum105EP, MUM
Acacia euthycarpa21EPF
Acacia sp.21MUF
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 10 71% 1
F Fabaceae 4 29% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)32
on flowering plant11
on plant (unspecified)104
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.