Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Agrilus echidna   Curletti, 2001
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Agrilini » subtribe  Agrilina
Agrilus echidna   Adult images
Agrilus echidna, PL2562, female, from flowering Acacia calamifolia, FR, 7.9 × 2.3 mm
7.9 mm
2.3 mm
Measurements (mm)
n = 1
n = 1
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
Agrilus echidna  Distinctive features

Somewhat similar in appearance to Agrilus hypoleucus but shorter and broader; elytra with the vittae of whitish hairs continuous and very wide in their anterior towards the humeral margin.


This species described by Curletti 2001 has hitherto only been known in SA by a Paratype specimen from Joanna (SSE of Naracoorte) in the SE Region.

SA Regions¹:  SE
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 Agrilus echidna  (total of 2 beetles)
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
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
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Adult host plants
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Leptospermum sp.11SEM
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
F Fabaceae 1 50% 1
M Myrtaceae 1 50% 1
Position on adult host
on flowering plant11
on plant (unspecified)11
Host plant notes

Curletti 2001 reports species of Allocasuarina and Leptospermum as larval hosts and Allocasuarina and Acacia as adult hosts.

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.