Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Diadoxus jungi   Blackburn, 1899
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Epistomentini » subtribe  Epistomentina
Diadoxus jungi   Adult images
Diadoxus jungi, on Callitris verrucosa, MU, photo by Mark Hura Diadoxus jungi, on Callitris verrucosa, MU, photo by Mark Hura Diadoxus jungi, on Callitris verrucosa, MU, photo by Mark Hura Diadoxus jungi, on Callitris verrucosa, MU, photo by Mark Hura
6.6 mm
2.3 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
Diadoxus jungi  Distinctive features

Similar in colour and markings to D. erythrurus but smaller and less elongate in shape.


The type material on which Blackburn 1800 based his description was 'taken by Mr. Jung on Yorke's Peninsula'. This undoubtedly refers to August Jung (1845-1927) a german immigrant who took up land near Yorketown in 1871 and was a keen naturalist and collector of insects (The Register , Adelaide, 11 October 1927, p. 8g). In the same year that Blackburn published this species, A. Jung of Sunbury, near Yorketown, is reported in The Pioneer, 2 Jun 1899, p. 2, as donating a collection of 25 cockroaches to the SA Museum.

SA Regions¹:  MUYP+
Australian States:  WASAVIC
Southern South Australian occurrences
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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Adult activity records for Diadoxus jungi  (total actual records: 8 beetles)
2 2
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
number of active beetles, actually recorded in that quarter-month
actual count > 2 (median)
actual count <= 2 (median)
Adult host plant
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
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 names in green are hyperlinked to a matching host species page with plant photos.
Plant family
Code beetles % host plant taxa
C Cupressaceae 8 100% 1
Position on adult host
on foliage or non-flowering plant21
on plant (unspecified)61
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
bright green11EP
Host plant notes

Blackburn 1899 noted that 'Mr Jung informs me that the present insect and D. erythrurus feed on different plants'.

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.