Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Diadoxus jungi   Blackburn, 1899
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Epistomentini » subtribe  Epistomentina
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 is presumably A. Jung of Sunbury, near Yorketown who 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 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 jungi  (total of 2 beetles)
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
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
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Adult host plant
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Callitris verrucosa21MUC
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
C Cupressaceae 2 100% 1
Position on adult host
on foliage or non-flowering plant21
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