Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Germarica carteri   Obenberger, 1923
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Aphanisticini » subtribe  Germaricina
Germarica carteri   Adult images
Germarica carteri, PL01018A, SL Germarica carteri, PL2487C, male, from Allocasuarina verticillata, SL, 3.7 × 1.3 mm
3.2 mm
1.2 mm
Measurements (mm)
2.5 – 3.65
n = 73.4
2.9 – 3.7
n = 4
0.95 – 1.3
n = 71.2
1.1 – 1.3
n = 4
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
Germarica carteri  Distinctive features

Larger and markedly broader than G. lilliputana, and with a very different, wider aedeagus. Broad junction between pronotum and elytra, and their sides are nearly contiguous in outline.


Sometimes found together with Germarica lilliputana.

SA Regions¹:  EANLSLSE
Australian States:  SANSWQLD
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 Germarica carteri  (total actual records: 57 beetles)
1 3
5 1 19
7 17
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
number of active beetles, actually recorded in that quarter-month
actual count > 3 (median)
actual count <= 3 (median)
Adult host plants
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
508NL, SL, SEC
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 Casuarinaceae 53 100% 2
Position on adult host
on flowering plant42
on foliage or non-flowering plant527
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.