Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Neospades chrysopygia   (Germar, 1848)
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Coraebini » subtribe  Cisseina
Neospades chrysopygia   Adult images
Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227C, male, on Malva weinmanniana (PJL 2864), MU, 6.4 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3593A, female, on Alyogyne pinoniana (C.J.Brodie 7208) dried flower, NW, 7.1 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3599B, female, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 3011) dried flower, NW, 6.6 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227C, male, from Malva weinmanniana (PJL 2864), MU, 6.4 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227D, male, MU, aedeagus, 7.1 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227C, male, from Malva weinmanniana (PJL 2864), MU, 6.4 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227C, male, MU, 6.4 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227C, male, MU, hind tarsus lateral view, 6.4 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227C, male, MU, hind tarsal claw, 6.4 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, SAMA, from Malva weinmanniana (in mallow flowers), SL Neospades chrysopygia, SAMA, SL, aedeagus 1.5 mm long with previous Neospades chrysopygia, PL2326B, male, from Malva weinmanniana, LE, 6.5 × 2.3 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227D, male, from Malva weinmanniana (PJL 2864), MU, 7.1 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL0129, GT Neospades chrysopygia, PL0129, on Hibiscus krichauffianus (PJL BS572-598) foliage, GT Neospades chrysopygia, PL0129, on Sida ammophila foliage, GT Neospades chrysopygia, PL3595, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 2948), NW, 7.5 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3595, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 2948), NW, 7.5 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3599A, male, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 3011) bud, NW, 6.5 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3599A, male, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 3011) bud, NW, 6.5 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3599A, male, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 3011) bud, NW, 6.5 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3599B, female, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 3011) dried flower, NW, 6.6 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3599B, female, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 3011) dried flower, NW, 6.6 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3593A, female, on Alyogyne pinoniana (C.J.Brodie 7208) dried flower, NW, 7.1 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3593E, female, on Alyogyne pinoniana (C.J.Brodie 7208) dried flower, NW, 6.9 × 2.6 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3593E, female, on Alyogyne pinoniana (C.J.Brodie 7208) dried flower, NW, 6.9 × 2.6 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL2327, on Malva weinmanniana, LE, 6.4 × 2.4 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227C, male, on Malva weinmanniana (PJL 2864), MU, 6.4 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227G, on Malva weinmanniana, chewing petal, MU Neospades chrysopygia, on Hibiscus krichauffianus (D.J.Duval 1814), EA, photo by SA Seed Conservation Centre Neospades chrysopygia, on Hibiscus krichauffianus (D.J.Duval 1814), EA, photo by SA Seed Conservation Centre Neospades chrysopygia, adult host plant, host Hibiscus krichauffianus (D.J.Duval 1814), EA, photo by SA Seed Conservation Centre
Actual
size¹:
6.5 mm
×
2.5 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L16.4
5.3 – 7.9
n = 286.7
5.35 – 7.6
n = 23
L26.3
5.3 – 7.8
n = 216.6
5.25 – 7.55
n = 22
W2.4
2 – 2.9
n = 282.6
2.1 – 2.9
n = 23
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:  NWLENUGTFREAEPNLMUYPSL
Australian States:  WANTSAVICNSWQLDNSW
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 Neospades chrysopygia  (total of 224 beetles)
18 10
38 13 9
6 1
65
6
4
22 9 7 14
2
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 9 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 9
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
Malva weinmanniana328LE, NU, EP, NL, MU, SLM
Tribulus sp.291LEZ
Hibiscus krichauffianus114NW, LE, GT, EAM
Hibiscus solanifolius112NWM
Polycalymma stuartii92GTA1
Sida ammophila92GTM
Alyogyne pinoniana52NWM
Abutilon otocarpum42GTM
Ptilotus polystachyus21GTA2
Gossypium sturtianum var. sturtianum22NWM
Hibiscus sp.11NWM
Malvaceae sp.11GTM
Sida petrophila11EPM
Sida rohlenae ssp. rohlenae11LEM
Tribulus hystrix11LEZ
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 Malvaceae 78 66% 9
Z Zygophyllaceae 30 25% 1
A1 Asteraceae 9 8% 1
A2 Amaranthaceae 2 2% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)9322
on flowering plant42
on foliage or non-flowering plant132
on plant (unspecified)93
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
blue216NW, EP, NL
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.