Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Notobubastes costatus   Carter, 1924
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  unplaced » subtribe  none
Notobubastes costatus   Adult images
Notobubastes costatus, NMV T-10703, female, holotype from WA, adapted from original, CC BY 4.0, photo by Lucinda Gibson for Museums Victoria
11.1 mm
3.6 mm
Measurements (mm)
n = 1
n = 1
n = 1
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

Only known in SA from dead specimens on salt lake.

SA Regions¹:  EP
Australian States:  WASA
Southern South Australian occurrences
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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Host plant notes

In WA N. costatus has been reared by M. Powell from billets of Exocarpos aphyllus (Leafless Cherry) with emergence on 23 Jan 2017, and adults have been collected from the foliage the same species (T.M.S. Hanlon, pers. comm., Jul 2020). Exocarpos aphyllus is widespread in SA and occurs in the area where the SA dead specimens were collected.

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.