Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Dinocephalia transsecta   (Carter, 1921)
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Coraebini » subtribe  unplaced
Dinocephalia transsecta   Adult images
Dinocephalia transsecta, PL0600, male, on Allocasuarina verticillata, SL Dinocephalia transsecta, PL0600, male, on Allocasuarina verticillata, SL Dinocephalia transsecta, PL0600, male, on Allocasuarina verticillata, SL Dinocephalia transsecta, PL1221, female, SL, 6.7 × 2.1 mm Dinocephalia transsecta, PL1221, female, SL, 6.7 × 2.1 mm Dinocephalia transsecta, PL1221, PL600, female and male, SL Dinocephalia transsecta, PL0600, male, SL Dinocephalia transsecta, PL0600, male, on Allocasuarina verticillata, SL Dinocephalia transsecta, adult host plant, host Allocasuarina verticillata, SL
Actual
size¹:
6.1 mm
×
1.9 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L15.2
4.9 – 5.4
n = 56.8
6.6 – 7.2
n = 6
L25.4
n = 16.6
6.5 – 6.7
n = 3
W1.6
1.5 – 1.75
n = 52.2
2.1 – 2.3
n = 6
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:  EPNLMUYPSL
Australian States:  SAVICACTQLD
Southern South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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Adult activity records for Dinocephalia transsecta  (total of 42 beetles)
2 2
6 8 8
3 2 11
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 6 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 6
live non-emerged adults only, for that quarter month
12
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Adult host plant
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Allocasuarina verticillata4210EP, NL, MU, YP, SLC
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 Casuarinaceae 42 100% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on foliage or non-flowering plant348
on plant (unspecified)82
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.