Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Chrysobothris perroni   Gory & Laporte, 1837
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Chrysobothrini » subtribe  Chrysobothrina
Chrysobothris perroni   Adult images
Chrysobothris perroni, PL3131, male, SL, 12.3 × 4.5 mm Chrysobothris perroni, PL3131, male, SL, 12.3 × 4.5 mm
12.3 mm
4.5 mm
Measurements (mm)
n = 1
n = 1
n = 1
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

This species is likely to be more widespread in SA than the plotted records indicate.

SA Regions¹:  LESLKI
Australian States:  WASAVICQLD
South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
Satellite map
Terrain map
Enlarge map
Adult activity records for Chrysobothris perroni  (total of 1 beetles)
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
live emerged adults, count > median value of 1 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 1
live non-emerged adults only, for that quarter month
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Chrysobothris perroni Breeding record images
Chrysobothris perroni, PL0656, dead non-emerged adult, from Eucalyptus camaldulensis ssp. camaldulensis, SL, stuck in exit hole Chrysobothris perroni, PL0656, dead non-emerged adult, SL
Larval host plants
individuals sites SA regions¹ family adult deadadult ex billet
Eucalyptus camaldulensis ssp. camaldulensis11SLM1
Eucalyptus microcarpa11SLM1
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
M Myrtaceae 2 100% 2
Position in larval host
positionindividualssitesadult deadadult ex billet
dead stem2111
Host plant notes

I reared a single C. perroni from billets cut from fallen branches of Grey Box E. microcarpa in Adelaide (= PL3131, illustrated here under 'Adult images'). At a nearby site, I extracted dead remains of another individual that was stuck in its exit hole in a dead fallen branch of River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis ssp. camaldulensis).

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.