Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina propinqua   (Carter, 1916)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: trifasciata
Castiarina propinqua   Adult images
Castiarina propinqua, PL3046A, female, on Senna artemisioides ssp. petiolaris, MU, 14.6 × 5.2 mm Castiarina propinqua, PL3045A, male, on Senna artemisioides ssp. petiolaris, MU, 13.8 × 4.7 mm Castiarina propinqua, PL3046A, female, on Senna artemisioides ssp. petiolaris, MU, 14.6 × 5.2 mm Castiarina propinqua, PL3046A, female, on Senna artemisioides ssp. petiolaris, MU, 14.6 × 5.2 mm Castiarina propinqua, PL3046A, female, on Senna artemisioides ssp. petiolaris, MU, 14.6 × 5.2 mm Castiarina propinqua, PL3045A, male, on Senna artemisioides ssp. petiolaris, MU, 13.8 × 4.7 mm Castiarina propinqua, PL3045A, male, on Senna artemisioides ssp. petiolaris, MU, 13.8 × 4.7 mm Castiarina propinqua, PL3046B, male, from Senna artemisioides ssp. petiolaris, MU, 14.1 × 5.0 mm
Actual
size¹:
13.8 mm
×
4.9 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L113.6
12.8 – 14.9
n = 614.6
n = 1
L213.5
12.7 – 14.8
n = 4
W4.8
4.6 – 5.35
n = 65.2
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
Distribution
SA Regions¹:  LEGTFRMU
Australian States:  WASA
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 propinqua  (total of 24 beetles)
2 1
9 5 7
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
Senna artemisioides ssp. petiolaris83MUF
Senna sp.64MUF
Senna artemisioides ssp. filifolia21MUF
Acacia ligulata11GTF
Senna artemisioides11LEF
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
F Fabaceae 18 100% 4
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)158
on flowering plant11
on foliage or non-flowering plant11
on plant (unspecified)11
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.