Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Pseudanilara sp. Bronze flat  
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Neocurina
Pseudanilara sp. Bronze flat   Adult images
Pseudanilara sp. Bronze flat, PL5604A, female, SE, 5.1 × 2.1 mm
Actual
size¹:
4.8 mm
×
1.9 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L14.3
n = 14.9
4.1 – 5.75
n = 11
L24.3
n = 14.8
4.05 – 5.7
n = 11
W1.7
n = 11.9
1.55 – 2.25
n = 11
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
Pseudanilara sp. Bronze flat  Distinctive features

A relatively small species, rather shallow in profile and flat dorsally. Predominantly dark grey-bronze above and dark grey-blue(-violet) ventrally, with the inter-metacoxal abdominal process only weakly differentiated, often by (weak) golden reflections. Hairs on the frons and elsewhere are very inconspicuous, short and appressed.

Notes

This species broadly conforms with the original description of Pseudanilara dubia by Carter 1926 which he based on two specimens from Qld and two from Beverley in southwestern WA.
However, Carter's description is too brief for this to be conclusive, and in any case, I have examined the two Beverley syntype specimens at the SA Museum and they at least, do not match this taxon, having a very distinctively shaped pronotum, approaching that of Notographus. It is still possible that the Qld syntypes may match, but until they can be examined, using this phrase name appears the best option.
Specimens from Eyre Peninsula and northern areas are generally dark grey above and less colourful below, and may prove to be another taxon.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  NWLEEPMUSE
Australian States:  SA+?
South Australian occurrences
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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Adult activity records for Pseudanilara sp. Bronze flat  (total of 5 beetles)
1
1 1 1
1
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
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
white92SE
light pink21SE
blue11EP
purple-pink11SE
red11SE
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.