Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina vittata   (Saunders, 1868)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: crocicolor
Castiarina vittata   Adult images
Castiarina vittata, PL0138, female, on Calytrix involucrata, EP Castiarina vittata, PL3297A, female, SE, 11.1 × 3.5 mm Castiarina vittata, PL0029, on Calytrix tetragona, YP Castiarina vittata, PL0029, on Calytrix tetragona, YP Castiarina vittata, PL0435, male, MU, 11.3 × 3.5 mm Castiarina vittata, PL0138, EP, underside Castiarina vittata, PL0138, on Calytrix involucrata, EP Castiarina vittata, PL3297A, female, SE, 11.1 × 3.5 mm Castiarina vittata, SID6571, on Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica (DEM 408), EP, photo by D.E. Murfet
Actual
size¹:
10.7 mm
×
3.3 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L110.3
7.4 – 12.45
n = 3711.8
9.3 – 14.15
n = 11
L210.2
8.65 – 12.05
n = 2212.3
10.65 – 13.85
n = 6
W3.2
2.15 – 3.9
n = 363.7
2.8 – 4.55
n = 11
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:  EPNLMUYPSE
Australian States:  SAVIC
Southern South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
Satellite map
Terrain map
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Adult activity records for Castiarina vittata  (total of 602 beetles)
5
1 7 5 44
91 121 54 196
32 3 12 1
26 2
1 1
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 coriaceum18425EP, MU, SEM
Grevillea pterosperma1316EP, SEP
Darwinia salina482EPM
Hysterobaeckea behrii379EP, MU, SEM
Calytrix tetragona327EP, YP, SEM
Thryptomene micrantha263EPM
Leptospermum myrsinoides177SEM
Spyridium stenophyllum ssp. renovatum102EPR
Homoranthus wilhelmii92EPM
Leptospermum sp.51MUM
Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica52EPM
Calytrix sp.42EP, MUM
Spyridium subochreatum31MUR
Calytrix involucrata31EPM
Banksia ornata11SEP
Eucalyptus sp.11YPM
Melaleuca gibbosa11EPM
Melaleuca oxyphylla11EPM
Myoporum platycarpum ssp. perbellum11EPS
Myrtaceae sp.11SEM
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 374 72% 12
P Proteaceae 132 25% 2
R Rhamnaceae 13 3% 2
S Scrophulariaceae 1 0% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)22822
on flowering plant15022
on plant (unspecified)14214
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
white301SE
light pink172SE
blue92EP, SE
light violet51SE
black11SE
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.