Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Diphucrania cupreicollis   (Hope, 1846)
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Coraebini » subtribe  Cisseina
Diphucrania cupreicollis   Adult images
Diphucrania cupreicollis, PL0946, male, on Acacia ligulata, MU, 7.3 × 2.8 mm Diphucrania cupreicollis, PL0946, male, on Acacia ligulata, MU, 7.3 × 2.8 mm Diphucrania cupreicollis, PL0946, male, on Acacia ligulata, MU, 7.3 × 2.8 mm Diphucrania cupreicollis, PL0946, male, MU, 7.3 × 2.8 mm Diphucrania cupreicollis, PL0946, male, on Acacia ligulata, MU, 7.3 × 2.8 mm
Actual
size¹:
7.3 mm
×
2.8 mm
Measurements (mm)
male
L17.3
n = 1
W2.8
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
Notes

This species was described by Hope 1846a as Ethon cupreicolle with the type (Holotype) from 'Moriatta', referring to Morialta in the Adelaide hills escarpment/foot hills. It is also represented by three collections from Adelaide that Hope described as Ethon aenicolle, now considered synonymous with Diphucrania cupreicollis. Subsequently it has been collected only rarely in SA. The occurrence in MU region is on the eastern edge of the Mt Lofty Ranges.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  FRNLMUSL
Australian States:  NTSAVICNSWQLD
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 Diphucrania cupreicollis  (total of 1 beetles)
1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
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
12
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Adult host plant
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Acacia ligulata11MUF
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
F Fabaceae 1 100% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on foliage or non-flowering plant11
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.