Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Melobasis nobilitata   Thomson, 1879
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Melobasini » subtribe  Melobasina
Melobasis  species group: nobilitata
Melobasis nobilitata   Adult images
Melobasis nobilitata, PL0792A, female, on Acacia euthycarpa, EP, 12.1 × 4.2 mm Melobasis nobilitata, PL0792A, female, on Acacia euthycarpa, EP, 12.1 × 4.2 mm Melobasis nobilitata, PL0792A, female, on Acacia euthycarpa, EP, 12.1 × 4.2 mm Melobasis nobilitata, PL2574, male, from Acacia euthycarpa, EP, 10.9 × 3.7 mm Melobasis nobilitata, PL0792A, female, on Acacia euthycarpa, EP, 12.1 × 4.2 mm Melobasis nobilitata, PL1480, adult host plant, host Acacia rigens, EP
Actual
size¹:
11.5 mm
×
3.9 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L110.9
9.55 – 11.8
n = 512.1
10.7 – 13.75
n = 5
L210.8
10.55 – 10.9
n = 311.7
10.3 – 13.3
n = 4
W3.7
3.25 – 4.05
n = 54.0
3.6 – 4.5
n = 5
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:  NWLEGTFREPMU
Australian States:  WASAVICNSW
South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
Satellite map
Terrain map
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Adult activity records for Melobasis nobilitata  (total of 71 beetles)
2 1 18
13 2 2 19
14
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 13 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 13
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
Acacia euthycarpa257EPF
Acacia rigens103EPF
Acacia sp.103EPF
Acacia ancistrophylla var. lissophylla52EPF
Acacia papyrocarpa53EPF
Acacia ligulata43EP, MUF
Acacia victoriae ssp. victoriae22FRF
Acacia burkittii11EPF
Acacia calamifolia11FRF
Acacia victoriae11LEF
Senna sp.11EPF
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 65 100% 10
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)43
on flowering plant2312
on foliage or non-flowering plant199
on plant (unspecified)186
other
  on stems11
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.