Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Meliboeithon confusum   Bellamy, 1988
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Coraebini » subtribe  unplaced
Meliboeithon confusum   Adult images
Meliboeithon confusum, PL4139, male, on Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana, SE, 6.8 × 2.5 mm Meliboeithon confusum, PL4139, male, on Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana, SE, 6.8 × 2.5 mm Meliboeithon confusum, PL4139, male, on Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana, SE, 6.8 × 2.5 mm Meliboeithon confusum, PL4139, male, on Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana, SE, 6.8 × 2.5 mm Meliboeithon confusum, PL4139, male, on Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana, SE, 6.8 × 2.5 mm
Actual
size¹:
6.8 mm
×
2.5 mm
Measurements (mm)
male
L16.8
n = 1
L26.7
n = 1
W2.5
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

The collection illustrated here appears to be the first reported record of this species in SA. However, the current SA Museum collections of the genus are yet to be examined in detail and the distribution of this and other species are poorly known.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  SE
Australian States:  WASAQLD?
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 Meliboeithon confusum  (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
Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana11SEC
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 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
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