Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Selagis sp. Small  
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Curidina
Selagis sp. Small   Adult images
Selagis sp. Small, PL2263A, male, on Eucalyptus leptophylla, EP, 10.9 × 3.8 mm Selagis sp. Small, PL2263C, male, on Eucalyptus leptophylla, EP, 10.2 × 3.6 mm Selagis sp. Small, PL2263D, on Eucalyptus leptophylla, EP Selagis sp. Small, PL2263D, on Eucalyptus leptophylla, EP Selagis sp. Small, PL3209A, male, from Melaleuca lanceolata, MU, 10.5 × 3.6 mm
10.7 mm
3.7 mm
Measurements (mm)
9.45 – 10.9
n = 912.4
11.1 – 13.8
n = 2
9.8 – 10.6
n = 711.8
10.5 – 13.15
n = 2
3.1 – 3.8
n = 94.4
3.85 – 4.9
n = 2
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
SA Regions¹:  EPMU
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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Adult activity records for Selagis sp. Small  (total of 19 beetles)
1 7 11
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
live emerged adults, count > median value of 7 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 7
live non-emerged adults only, for that quarter month
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Adult host plants
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
123EP, MUM
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 names in green are hyperlinked to a matching host species page with plant photos.
Plant family
Code beetles % host plant taxa
M Myrtaceae 19 100% 3
Position on adult host
on flower(s)73
on flowering plant123
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.