Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Melobasis monticola   Blackburn, 1892
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Melobasini » subtribe  Melobasina
Melobasis  species group: hypocrita
Melobasis monticola   Adult images
Melobasis monticola, DAY122, from Eucalyptus sp., dead branch, KI, 14.4 × 5.2 mm
Distribution
SA Regions¹:  KI
Australian States:  SATASVIC
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 Melobasis monticola  (total of 7 beetles)
1
6
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
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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 plants
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Eucalyptus diversifolia ssp. diversifolia51KIM
Eucalyptus sp.11KIM
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
M Myrtaceae 6 100% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on plant (unspecified)51
other
  on dead branch11
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