Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Astraeus navarchis   (Thomson, 1856)
subfamily  Polycestinae » tribe  Astraeini » subtribe  Astraeina
Astraeus navarchis   Adult images
Astraeus navarchis, BH-PL4752, male, leg. B.T. Haywood on leaf litter, SE, 15.3 × 6.4 mm
15.3 mm
6.4 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
Astraeus navarchis  Distinctive features

Similar to A. major but lacking red on the outer margins of the yellow elytral fasciae and humeral fold.


The first definite SA collection is the specimen illustrated here. It was collected from near Custon, SE of Bordertown, in leaf litter by Bryan Haywood in 2002.

SA Regions¹:  SE
Australian States:  SATASVIC
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 Astraeus navarchis  (total of 1 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
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
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