Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina subtincta   (Carter, 1933)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: straminea
Castiarina subtincta   Adult images
Castiarina subtincta, PL1437, on Melaleuca lanceolata, EP Castiarina subtincta, PL1443, on Eucalyptus leptophylla, EP Castiarina subtincta, PL3546B, female, EP, 17.3 × 6.0 mm Castiarina subtincta, PL1362, male, EP, 14.2 × 5.1 mm Castiarina subtincta, PL1334, on Eucalyptus leptophylla, SE Castiarina subtincta, PL1334, female, on Eucalyptus leptophylla, SE Castiarina subtincta, PL1443, male, on Eucalyptus leptophylla, EP Castiarina subtincta, PL1437, EP
14.6 mm
5.1 mm
Measurements (mm)
12.5 – 15.5
n = 816.0
15 – 17.25
n = 4
13.3 – 14.9
n = 315.3
14.4 – 16.6
n = 3
4.2 – 5.4
n = 85.6
5.1 – 6
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
Castiarina subtincta  Distinctive features

Differs from the related C. subnotata in being larger on average, having the elytra darkened and more orange-coloured towards their apices, and in females having the last four visible segments of the ventral abdomen metallic green rather than testaceous.

SA Regions¹:  EPMUSE
Australian States:  WASAVIC
Southern South Australian occurrences
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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Adult activity records for Castiarina subtincta  (total of 53 beetles)
26 4
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
live emerged adults, count > median value of 23 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 23
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
4811EP, MU, SEM
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 names in green are hyperlinked to a matching host species page with plant photos.
Plant family
Code beetles % host plant taxa
M Myrtaceae 53 100% 3
Position on adult host
on flower(s)126
on flowering plant4111
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.