Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Neocuris crassa   Obenberger, 1923
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Neocurina
Neocuris crassa   Adult images
Neocuris crassa, PL1873, female, on Melaleuca lanceolata, MU, 5.5 × 2.8 mm Neocuris crassa, PL1873, female, on Melaleuca lanceolata, MU, 5.5 × 2.8 mm Neocuris crassa, PL1873, female, on Melaleuca lanceolata, MU, 5.5 × 2.8 mm Neocuris crassa, PL1873, female, on Melaleuca lanceolata, MU, 5.5 × 2.8 mm Neocuris crassa, PL1873, female, from Melaleuca lanceolata, MU, 5.5 × 2.8 mm
Actual
size¹:
4.8 mm
×
2.4 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L14.8
4.45 – 5.1
n = 54.9
4.5 – 5.5
n = 3
L25.0
n = 14.5
4.5 – 4.6
n = 2
W2.4
2.1 – 2.55
n = 52.4
2.15 – 2.75
n = 3
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:  EPMU
Australian States:  WASANSW
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 Neocuris crassa  (total of 8 beetles)
5
2 1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 2 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 2
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 dumosa33MUM
Eucalyptus oleosa31MUM
Eucalyptus calcareana11EPM
Melaleuca lanceolata11MUM
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 8 100% 4
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)64
on flowering plant22
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
yellow11EP
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.