Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Neocuris pauperata   Fairmaire, 1877
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Neocurina
Neocuris pauperata   Adult images
Neocuris pauperata, PL2152, on Acacia retinodes, NL Neocuris pauperata, PL2152, on Acacia retinodes, NL Neocuris pauperata, PL2152, on Acacia retinodes, NL Neocuris pauperata, PL0334, male, from Hysterobaeckea behrii flowers, MU, 4.3 × 1.8 mm Neocuris pauperata, PL0596, male, from Acacia retinodes, NL, 5.0 × 2.0 mm
4.8 mm
1.9 mm
Measurements (mm)
4.3 – 5.2
n = 6
4.35 – 5
n = 2
1.75 – 2
n = 6
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
Australian States:  WASAVICNSW
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 pauperata  (total of 18 beetles)
7 2 1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
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
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Adult host plants
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Eucalyptus socialis51MUM
Acacia retinodes22NLF
Eucalyptus dumosa21MUM
Eucalyptus sp.21MUM
Eucalyptus porosa11MUM
Hysterobaeckea behrii11MUM
Myoporum platycarpum ssp. perbellum11MUS
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 11 79% 4
F Fabaceae 2 14% 1
S Scrophulariaceae 1 7% 1
Position on adult host
on flower(s)21
on flowering plant103
on foliage or non-flowering plant11
on dead foliage11
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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