Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Selagis aurifera   (Gory & Laporte, 1838)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Curidina
Selagis aurifera   Adult images
Selagis aurifera, PL0397, male, on Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa, SL, 12.3 × 4.1 mm Selagis aurifera, PL1208, on Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa, SL Selagis aurifera, PL1208, on Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa, SL Selagis aurifera, PL1208, on Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa, SL Selagis aurifera, PL4358, male, SL Selagis aurifera, PL0396, male, on Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa, SL, 11.8 × 3.9 mm Selagis aurifera, PL0397, male, on Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa, SL, 12.3 × 4.1 mm Selagis aurifera, PL1208, on Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa, SL Selagis aurifera, PL1208, on Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa, SL Selagis aurifera, PL1208, on Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa, SL Selagis aurifera, PL1208, on Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa, SL
Actual
size¹:
12.6 mm
×
4.1 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L112.5
10.6 – 14
n = 513.2
n = 1
L212.3
10.25 – 13.5
n = 312.8
n = 1
W4.0
3.3 – 4.5
n = 54.5
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
Distribution
SA Regions¹:  FRNLSLKISE
Australian States:  SAVICNSWQLD
Southern South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
Satellite map
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Adult activity records for Selagis aurifera  (total of 17 beetles)
4 2 3
7 1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 3 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 3
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
Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa104FR, SL, KIP
*Angophora hispida31SLM
Hysterobaeckea behrii11SLM
Melaleuca lanceolata11SEM
Legendbeetlescount of beetles collected from, or sighted on, host plant taxon
sitescount of major sites (unique 10 km grid cells +/- some distinct approximate localities)
*indicates alien (non-native) plant occurrences, either wild or planted (the species may be alien in SA, or native in parts of its SA range)
Plant family
Code beetles % host plant taxa
P Pittosporaceae 10 83% 1
M Myrtaceae 2 17% 2
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)104
on flowering plant22
on plant (unspecified)32
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.