Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Diadoxus erythrurus   (White, 1846)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Epistomentini » subtribe  Epistomentina
Diadoxus erythrurus   Adult images
Diadoxus erythrurus, PL3001A, on Callitris gracilis, MU Diadoxus erythrurus, PL3001A, on Callitris gracilis, MU Diadoxus erythrurus, PL3001A, on Callitris gracilis, MU Diadoxus erythrurus, PL3001D, male, MU, 12.6 × 3.7 mm Diadoxus erythrurus, PL3001A, on Callitris gracilis, MU
Actual
size¹:
13.2 mm
×
3.9 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L112.2
11.3 – 12.75
n = 314.7
14.7 – 14.7
n = 2
L212.4
n = 1
W3.6
3.4 – 3.8
n = 34.4
4.3 – 4.5
n = 2
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:  FREPNLMUSLKISE
Australian States:  WASAVICNSWQLD
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 Diadoxus erythrurus  (total of 22 beetles)
2 1 2
3 1 1
2 1 3
4 2
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 2 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 2
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
Callitris gracilis73MUC
Callitris rhomboidea31KIC
Callitris sp.22MUC
*Cupressus sp.21SLC
Legendbeetlescount of beetles collected from, or sighted on, host plant taxon
sitescount of major sites (unique 10 km grid cells +/- some distinct approximate localities)
*indicates alien (non-native) plant occurrences, either wild or planted (the species may be alien in SA, or native in parts of its SA range)
Plant family
Code beetles % host plant taxa
C Cupressaceae 12 100% 2
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on foliage or non-flowering plant72
on plant (unspecified)75
Larval host plants
individuals sites SA regions¹ family adult liveadult deadlarva
Callitris sp. Limestone (M.D.Crisp 11785)71SEC7
*Cupressus sp.41EPC4
Callitris glaucophylla21FRC2
Callitris sp.21MUC2
Legendindividualscount of breeding adults, pupae and larvae
sitescount of major sites (unique 10 km grid cells +/- some distinct approximate localities)
*indicates alien (non-native) plant occurrences, either wild or planted (the species may be alien in SA, or native in parts of its SA range)
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
C Cupressaceae 4 100% 1
Position in larval host
positionindividualssitesadult liveadult deadlarva
stem717
unknown83422
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.