Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Neocuris sp. Subulate aedeagus  
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Neocurina
Actual
size¹:
4.5 mm
×
2.0 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L14.3
4.15 – 4.6
n = 104.7
4.4 – 5.05
n = 7
L24.3
4.1 – 4.5
n = 104.5
4.35 – 4.9
n = 7
W2.0
1.85 – 2.05
n = 102.1
2 – 2.3
n = 7
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
Neocuris sp. Subulate aedeagus  Distinctive features

Pronotum broad and with rounded sides marked by a well-defined lateral zone of metallic colouration. In the male the lateral margins are greenish from above (iridescing to blue at their anterior ends) and bright green in side view; in the female, somewhat coppery from above and pink-red in side view.

Notes

This taxon is possibly Neocuris cuprilatera Fairmaire, 1877.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  MU+?
Australian States:  SA+?
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 sp. Subulate aedeagus  (total of 17 beetles)
15
2
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 15 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 15
live non-emerged adults only, for that quarter month
12
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
bright green11SE
Neocuris sp. Subulate aedeagus Breeding record images
Neocuris sp. Subulate aedeagus, PL4637, male, reared adult, in Ozothamnus retusus, MU, 4.6 × 2.1 mm Neocuris sp. Subulate aedeagus, PL4637, male, reared adult, from Ozothamnus retusus, MU, 4.6 × 2.1 mm Neocuris sp. Subulate aedeagus, PL4637, male, reared adult, from Ozothamnus retusus, MU, 4.6 × 2.1 mm
Larval host plant
records sites SA regions¹ family adult deadadult ex billetadult ex pupapupalarva
Ozothamnus retusus693MU, SEA41712720
Legendrecordscount of breeding adults, pupae and larvae
sitescount of major sites (unique 10 km grid cells +/- some distinct approximate localities)
adultlive = extracted alive;   dead = extracted dead as intact or fragmentary remains;   ex billet = reared and emerged from stored sections of host;   ex pupa = reared from sampled pupa
pupaextracted pupa;   pupa ex larva = reared pupa from larva
larvaextracted larva (any stage including prepupa)
gall (only)hatched or unhatched gall identified by form and position rather than contents
Plant family
Code records % host plant taxa
A Asteraceae 69 100% 1
Position in larval host
positionrecordssitesadult deadadult ex billetadult ex pupapupalarva
stem67321712720
dead stem212
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.