Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina recta   (Saunders, 1869)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: atricollis
Castiarina recta   Adult images
Castiarina recta, PL2794B, female, SE, 9.3 × 3.0 mm Castiarina recta, PL2794B, female, SE, 9.3 × 3.0 mm Castiarina recta, PL3896, male, on Pultenaea tenuifolia, EP, 8.5 × 2.8 mm Castiarina recta, PL3976, on Senna artemisioides ssp. quadrifolia, EP Castiarina recta, PL3896, male, on Pultenaea tenuifolia, EP, 8.5 × 2.8 mm Castiarina recta, PL3896, male, on Pultenaea tenuifolia, EP, 8.5 × 2.8 mm Castiarina recta, PL3896, male, on Pultenaea tenuifolia, EP, 8.5 × 2.8 mm Castiarina recta, PL2794B, female, SE, 9.3 × 3.0 mm Castiarina recta, PL3976, on Senna artemisioides ssp. quadrifolia, EP
Actual
size¹:
9.4 mm
×
3.1 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L19.2
7.6 – 10
n = 149.7
8.9 – 11.25
n = 8
L29.1
7.55 – 10
n = 149.6
8.8 – 11
n = 8
W3.0
2.4 – 3.4
n = 143.2
2.9 – 3.65
n = 8
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 recta  Distinctive features

Rather narrow elongate-oblong body shape with sides of pronotum and elytra straight for much of their length. Similar to C. atricollis but smaller and narrower, with the elytral background red or orange instead of yellow and the dark fasciae tending to be thicker.

Notes

Related to C. atricollis and like that species strongly associated with leguminous plants (family Fabaceae).

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  EPSE
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 recta  (total of 44 beetles)
2
3 35 2
2
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 2 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 2
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. quadrifolia231EPF
Senna artemisioides121EPF
Eutaxia microphylla21EPF
Leptospermum coriaceum21EPM
Acacia euthycarpa11EPF
Calytrix sp.11EPM
Calytrix tetragona11SEM
Senna sp.11EPF
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 39 91% 4
M Myrtaceae 4 9% 2
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)264
on flowering plant21
on foliage or non-flowering plant11
on plant (unspecified)142
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
orange21SE
Castiarina recta Breeding record images
Castiarina recta, PL3896, non-emerged adult, in Pultenaea tenuifolia, EP, 8.5 × 2.8 mm Castiarina recta, PL3896, non-emerged adult, in Pultenaea tenuifolia, EP, 8.5 × 2.8 mm Castiarina recta, PL3896, non-emerged adult, on Pultenaea tenuifolia, EP, 8.5 × 2.8 mm Castiarina recta, PL3912, dead non-emerged adult, in Pultenaea tenuifolia, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 9.7 × 3.2 mm
Larval host plant
individuals sites SA regions¹ family adult liveadult deadlarva
Pultenaea tenuifolia62EP, SEF312
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
F Fabaceae 6 100% 1
Position in larval host
positionindividualssitesadult liveadult deadlarva
root crown212
stem base222
stem111
unknown111
Host plant notes

Discovered breeding in Narrow-leaf Bush-pea Pultenaea tenuifolia in two widely separated regions of SA by by A.M.P. Stolarski

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.