Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Stanwatkinsius perplexus   (Blackburn, 1891)
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Coraebini » subtribe  Cisseina
Stanwatkinsius perplexus   Adult images
Stanwatkinsius perplexus, PL2738, on Allocasuarina helmsii, EP Stanwatkinsius perplexus, PL2579A, on Allocasuarina helmsii, EP Stanwatkinsius perplexus, PL2579A, on Allocasuarina helmsii, EP Stanwatkinsius perplexus, PL0798C, male, from Allocasuarina helmsii, EP, 8.5 × 3.0 mm Stanwatkinsius perplexus, PL2579A, on Allocasuarina helmsii, EP Stanwatkinsius perplexus, PL3060, male, on Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. alticola, FR, 7.2 × 2.5 mm Stanwatkinsius perplexus, PL3060, male, on Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. alticola, FR, 7.2 × 2.5 mm
Actual
size¹:
7.5 mm
×
2.6 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L17.7
7.1 – 8.45
n = 47.2
6.15 – 9
n = 3
L27.5
6.95 – 7.95
n = 26.1
6 – 6.25
n = 2
W2.7
2.5 – 3
n = 42.5
2.2 – 3.2
n = 3
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:  EPFR
Australian States:  WASA
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 Stanwatkinsius perplexus  (total of 30 beetles)
4 10 14
2
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 10 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 10
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
Allocasuarina helmsii242EPC
Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. alticola41FRC
Grevillea pterosperma21EPP
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
C Casuarinaceae 28 93% 2
P Proteaceae 2 7% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)21
on foliage or non-flowering plant192
on plant (unspecified)62
other
  on stems31
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
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