Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina powelli   (Barker, 1983)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: flavopicta
Castiarina powelli   Adult images
Castiarina powelli, PL0840, male, on Grevillea pterosperma, EP, 9.7 × 3.6 mm Castiarina powelli, PL0840, male, from Grevillea pterosperma, EP, 9.7 × 3.6 mm
10.1 mm
3.8 mm
Measurements (mm)
9.7 – 9.9
n = 210.2
9.4 – 10.6
n = 4
n = 19.8
8.9 – 10.15
n = 4
3.45 – 3.6
n = 23.9
3.75 – 4.25
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:  EP
Australian States:  WASA
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 powelli  (total of 18 beetles)
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
live emerged adults, count > median value of 17 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 17
live non-emerged adults only, for that quarter month
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Adult host plants
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Prostanthera althoferi ssp. longifolia161EPL
Grevillea pterosperma11EPP
Hakea leucoptera ssp. leucoptera11EPP
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
L Lamiaceae 16 89% 1
P Proteaceae 2 11% 2
Position on adult host
on flower(s)72
on plant (unspecified)111
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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