Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Anilara sp. Broombush  
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Anilarina
Anilara sp. Broombush   Adult images
Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3499D, female, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 5.5 × 2.5 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3496A, male, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 6.0 × 2.6 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3499D, female, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 5.5 × 2.5 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3494B, male, from Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 6.2 × 2.8 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3495A, PL4100C, female, (above & below respectively) showing ovipositors in dried state, EP Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3494B, male, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 6.2 × 2.8 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3499D, female, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 5.5 × 2.5 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL3499D, female, on Melaleuca uncinata, EP, 5.5 × 2.5 mm
Actual
size¹:
5.1 mm
×
2.2 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L15.0
3.7 – 6.2
n = 265.4
3.8 – 6.75
n = 16
L24.6
3.6 – 5.7
n = 205.2
3.55 – 6.6
n = 14
W2.2
1.6 – 2.75
n = 262.4
1.6 – 2.9
n = 16
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 sp. Broombush  Distinctive features

(Reddish-) bronze-coppery throughout with much white mealiness below. Puncturation on abdominal ventrites comprising elongate carinulae. Closely related to A. sp. Golden bronze, which is (greenish-) gold rather than coppery below and has a slightly different aedeagus. In A. sp. Broombush the aedeagus parameres have no small lateral projections before the apex and a larger quite obvious transparent zone. The pronotum is also more strongly tapered towards the head and is consistently widest at its posterior end, and the outline of the eltra is more angled.

Notes

The female has an exceptionally long ovipositor relative to the body length.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  EP
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 Anilara sp. Broombush  (total of 47 beetles)
1
5 1 32
8
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 5 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 5
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
455EPM
unknown11EP
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 45 100% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on foliage or non-flowering plant465
Anilara sp. Broombush Breeding record images
Anilara sp. Broombush, PL5699, larva, from Melaleuca uncinata (PJL 3624) dead branch, dorsal & 2 ventral views, coll 9 Nov 2022, photo live 20 Nov 2023, EP, 10.9 × 3.0 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL5700, pupa, in Melaleuca uncinata (adj. PJL 3624) dead stem, EP, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 7.0 × 3.1 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL5700, pupa, in Melaleuca uncinata (adj. PJL 3624) dead stem, EP, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 7.0 × 3.1 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL5698B, dead non-emerged adult, in Melaleuca uncinata (PJL 3624) dead branch, EP, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 3.5 × 1.6 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL5698A, dead non-emerged adult, in Melaleuca uncinata (PJL 3624) dead branch, EP, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 6.8 × 2.9 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL5698A, dead non-emerged adult, in Melaleuca uncinata (PJL 3624) dead branch, EP, 6.8 × 2.9 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL5698A, dead non-emerged adult, in Melaleuca uncinata (PJL 3624) dead branch, EP, 6.8 × 2.9 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL5698A, dead non-emerged adult, in Melaleuca uncinata (PJL 3624) dead branch, EP, 6.8 × 2.9 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL5698A, dead non-emerged adult, from Meleluca uncinata (PJL  3624) dead branch, after removal, showing dorsal side, EP, 6.8 × 2.9 mm Anilara sp. Broombush, PL5698, larval host plant, Melaleuca uncinata (PJL 3624), EP Anilara sp. Broombush, PL5698, larval host plant, Melaleuca uncinata (PJL 3624) with exit hole, EP Anilara sp. Broombush, PL5698, larval host plant, Melaleuca uncinata (PJL 3624) with exit hole, EP
Larval host plant
records sites SA regions¹ family adult deadpupalarva
51EPM212
Legendrecordscount of breeding adults, pupae and larvae
sitescount of major sites (unique 10 km grid cells +/- some distinct approximate localities)
adultlive = extracted alive;   dead = extracted dead as intact or fragmentary remains;   ex billet = reared and emerged from stored sections of host;   ex pupa = reared from sampled pupa
pupaextracted pupa;   pupa ex larva = reared pupa from larva
larvaextracted larva (any stage including prepupa)
gall (only)hatched or unhatched gall identified by form and position rather than contents
Plant names in green are hyperlinked to a matching host species page with plant photos.
Plant family
Code records % host plant taxa
M Myrtaceae 5 100% 1
Position in larval host
positionrecordssitesadult deadpupalarva
dead stem51212
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.