Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina vegeta   (Hope, 1847)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: cruentata
Castiarina vegeta   Adult images
Castiarina vegeta, PL2597, male, on Calytrix tetragona, EP, 9.8 × 3.5 mm Castiarina vegeta, PL2597, male, on Calytrix tetragona, EP, 9.8 × 3.5 mm Castiarina vegeta, PL2597, male, on Calytrix tetragona, EP, 9.8 × 3.5 mm Castiarina vegeta, PL3279, male, SE, 8.6 × 2.8 mm Castiarina vegeta, DAY47, KI, 8.6 × 3.1 mm Castiarina vegeta, PL4616A, female, on Prostanthera striatiflora (PJL 3459), EP, 9.9 × 3.4 mm Castiarina vegeta, PL4616A, female, on Prostanthera striatiflora (PJL 3459), EP, 9.9 × 3.4 mm Castiarina vegeta, PL4616A, female, adult host plant, host Prostanthera striatiflora (PJL 3459), EP, 9.9 × 3.4 mm
Actual
size¹:
9.1 mm
×
3.1 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L18.8
7.4 – 9.75
n = 159.5
8.7 – 10.1
n = 9
L28.9
7.45 – 9.5
n = 99.5
9.15 – 9.85
n = 3
W3.0
2.6 – 3.45
n = 153.2
2.8 – 3.5
n = 9
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:  EPYPSLKISE
Australian States:  SAVICNSW
Southern South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
Satellite map
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Adult activity records for Castiarina vegeta  (total of 101 beetles)
1
7 19 12 5
9 3 7 32
6
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 7 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 7
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 sp.276SL, KIM
Leptospermum coriaceum104EP, MU, SEM
Calytrix tetragona94EP, YP, KIM
Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica91EPM
Melaleuca gibbosa82KIM
Leptospermum myrsinoides54SEM
Myoporum insulare42KIS
Prostanthera behriana41SLL
Prostanthera striatiflora41EPL
Eucalyptus rugosa31KIM
Leptospermum continentale31KIM
Grevillea pterosperma21MUP
Hysterobaeckea behrii21SEM
Eucalyptus remota11KIM
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 77 85% 9
L Lamiaceae 8 9% 2
S Scrophulariaceae 4 4% 1
P Proteaceae 2 2% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)3010
on flowering plant219
on plant (unspecified)407
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
blue21EP
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.