Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina viridolinea   (Barker, 1986)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: straminea
Castiarina viridolinea   Adult images
Castiarina viridolinea, PL2772, female, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, SE, 16.3 × 5.8 mm Castiarina viridolinea, PL2772, female, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, SE, 16.3 × 5.8 mm Castiarina viridolinea, PL2772, female, on Hysterobaeckea behrii, SE, 16.3 × 5.8 mm Castiarina viridolinea, PL2772, female, from Hysterobaeckea behrii, SE, 16.3 × 5.8 mm Castiarina viridolinea, PL2644, male, from Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica, EP, 14.7 × 5.4 mm Castiarina viridolinea, PL2644, male, on Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica, EP, 14.7 × 5.4 mm Castiarina viridolinea, PL2644, male, from Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica, EP, 14.7 × 5.4 mm Castiarina viridolinea, PL2644, male, from Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica, EP, 14.7 × 5.4 mm Castiarina viridolinea, PL4653, female, on Hysterobaeckea behrii (PJL 3473), MU, 15.9 × 6.0 mm Castiarina viridolinea, PL4653, female, on Hysterobaeckea behrii (PJL 3473), MU, 15.9 × 6.0 mm Castiarina viridolinea, PL4653, female, on Hysterobaeckea behrii (PJL 3473), MU, 15.9 × 6.0 mm Castiarina viridolinea, PL4653, female, on Hysterobaeckea behrii (PJL 3473), MU, 15.9 × 6.0 mm
Actual
size¹:
15.3 mm
×
5.6 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L114.8
14.3 – 15.5
n = 516.0
15.3 – 16.6
n = 4
L214.3
13.9 – 14.9
n = 515.5
14.7 – 16.1
n = 4
W5.4
5.05 – 5.6
n = 55.9
5.7 – 6.1
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
Distribution
SA Regions¹:  EPFRMUYPSLSE
Australian States:  SAVIC
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 viridolinea  (total of 16 beetles)
1 3 2
7
3
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 3 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 3
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
Hysterobaeckea behrii72MU, SEM
Eucalyptus sp.22FRM
Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica21EPM
Leptospermum coriaceum11MUM
Leptospermum sp.11SLM
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 13 100% 4
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)22
on flowering plant94
on plant (unspecified)22
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.