Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Neospades rugiceps   (Thomson, 1879)
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Coraebini » subtribe  Cisseina
Neospades rugiceps   Adult images
Neospades rugiceps, PL2382A, female, on Radyera farragei (PJL BS838-302) flower, EP Neospades rugiceps, PL3593C, female, on Alyogyne pinoniana (C.J.Brodie 7208) drying flower, NW, 7.0 × 2.8 mm Neospades rugiceps, PL2386B, male, on Radyera farragei, EP, 7.5 × 2.9 mm Neospades rugiceps, PL2386C, male, on Radyera farragei, EP, 7.3 × 2.8 mm Neospades rugiceps, PL2382A, female, on Radyera farragei (PJL BS838-302) flower, EP Neospades rugiceps, PL2377, male, from Radyera farragei flower, EP, 7.6 × 2.9 mm Neospades rugiceps, PL2386H, male, EP, aedeagus, 1.9 mm long, 6.8 × 2.6 mm Neospades rugiceps, PL2377, male, from Radyera farragei flower, EP, 7.6 × 2.9 mm Neospades rugiceps, PL2386C, male, on Radyera farragei, EP, 7.3 × 2.8 mm Neospades rugiceps, PL2386C, male, on Radyera farragei, EP, 7.3 × 2.8 mm Neospades rugiceps, PL2386A, male, on Radyera farragei, EP, 7.1 × 2.7 mm Neospades rugiceps, PL3593C, female, on Alyogyne pinoniana (C.J.Brodie 7208), NW, 7.0 × 2.8 mm Neospades rugiceps, PL2381, adult host plant, host Radyera farragei (near BS838-226), EP Neospades rugiceps, adult host plant, host Radyera farragei (BS838-218), EP
Actual
size¹:
7.4 mm
×
2.8 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L17.3
6.75 – 7.9
n = 127.4
6.45 – 8.6
n = 15
L27.3
6.75 – 7.85
n = 47.3
6.4 – 8.5
n = 3
W2.8
2.5 – 3.1
n = 122.8
2.35 – 3.25
n = 15
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:  NWEP
Australian States:  WASA
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 Neospades rugiceps  (total of 28 beetles)
1 5
1
1 20
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 1 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 1
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
Radyera farragei211EPM
Alyogyne pinoniana76NWM
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 28 100% 2
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)287
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.