Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Agrilus aurovittatus   Hope, 1846
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Agrilini » subtribe  Agrilina
Agrilus aurovittatus  Distinctive features

Bronzed brown colour, pre-marginal carinula absent, anterior prosternal lobe lacking tooth, abdominal ventrites with uniform pubescence, perisutural elytral pubescence (Curletti 2001). Somewhat similar to A. kangaroo (q.v.) but smaller.


A poorly known and collected species in SA. It was described by Hope 1846b with the type specimen from Morialta (as Moriatta) but does not seem to have been recorded in the Adelaide area subsequently. Widely distributed in Australia, but with relatively few collections.

SA Regions¹:  NW?FRSL
Australian States:  WASANSWACTQLD
South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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Adult activity records for Agrilus aurovittatus  (total of 2 beetles)
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
live emerged adults, count > median value of 2 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 2
live non-emerged adults only, for that quarter month
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Host plant notes

Curletti 2001 reports breeding records from two Allocasuarina species.

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