Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Anilara planifrons   Blackburn, 1887
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Anilarina
Anilara planifrons   Adult images
Anilara planifrons, PL0595, from Acacia pycnantha, NL, 3.2 × 1.5 mm
3.2 mm
1.5 mm
Measurements (mm)
3.1 – 3.75
n = 22.7
n = 1
3 – 3.6
n = 2
1.4 – 1.75
n = 21.2
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
Anilara planifrons  Distinctive features

A short and wide pronotum relative to the elytra; head lacking a sulcus on the upper frons (present in the similar Anilara adelaidae).

Australian States:  SA
Southern 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 Anilara planifrons  (total of 7 beetles)
2 1
2 1
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
Acacia pycnantha32NL, SLF
Eucalyptus incrassata21SEM
Acacia sp.22EP, MUF
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
F Fabaceae 5 71% 1
M Myrtaceae 2 29% 1
Position on adult host
on foliage or non-flowering plant43
on plant (unspecified)33
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
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.