Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Anilara sp. Peebinga  
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Anilarina
Anilara sp. Peebinga   Adult images
Anilara sp. Peebinga, PL3462D, male, from Melaleuca uncinata foliage, MU, 4.6 × 1.9 mm Anilara sp. Peebinga, PL4433, male, from flowering Hysterobaeckea behrii, SE, 4.1 × 1.8 mm Anilara sp. Peebinga, PL4137A, male, from Melaleuca uncinata foliage, MU, 4.5 × 1.9 mm
4.3 mm
1.8 mm
Measurements (mm)
3.1 – 4.85
n = 94.9
4.3 – 5.55
n = 2
3.05 – 4.25
n = 54.8
4.15 – 5.35
n = 2
1.3 – 2.05
n = 92.0
1.8 – 2.3
n = 2
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. Peebinga  Distinctive features

Similar to Anilara sp. Ki Ki, but smaller on average and with a distinctive aedeagus that is pale, flat and has a wide sub-elliptical basal half. Sides of pronotum very rounded.


Appears to be related to Anilara subcostata and A. sp. Ki Ki based on aedeagus structure and the gibbous first tarsal segment of the hind leg. Its larval host plants are unknown.

Resembles a specimen in SA Museum identified as Anilara purpurascens (collected by A.H. Elston from the Barossa). Carter 1926 considered this specimen comparable to the type of A. purpurascens from NW of WA, although he conceded that it showed a 'slight variation of form'.

SA Regions¹:  EPMUSE
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 sp. Peebinga  (total of 10 beetles)
4 2
1 3
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
live emerged adults, count > median value of 3 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 3
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
Melaleuca uncinata73MU, SEM
Hysterobaeckea behrii32MU, SEM
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
M Myrtaceae 10 100% 2
Position on adult host
on flowering plant11
on foliage or non-flowering plant94
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.