Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina bicolor   (Gory & Laporte, 1838)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: flavopicta
Castiarina bicolor   Adult images
Castiarina bicolor, PL0193, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.0 × 3.1 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0193, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.0 × 3.1 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0493, male, from Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 8.0 × 2.9 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0039, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.1 × 3.2 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0037B, female, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.1 × 3.4 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0037B, female, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.1 × 3.4 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0037A, PL0037B, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL Castiarina bicolor, PL0037, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL Castiarina bicolor, PL0193, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.0 × 3.1 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0193, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.0 × 3.1 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0193, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.0 × 3.1 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0224, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 8.5 × 3.1 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0039, SL, 9.1 × 3.2 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0039, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL, 9.1 × 3.2 mm Castiarina bicolor, DAY94, KI, 7.9 × 2.8 mm Castiarina bicolor, PL0200, male, SL Castiarina bicolor, MAH 15031, female, from Nitraria billardierei, EP, photo by M.A.Hura Castiarina bicolor, on Leptospermum myrsinoides, SL
Actual
size¹:
8.4 mm
×
3.0 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L18.2
6.6 – 9
n = 108.9
8.5 – 9.2
n = 6
L28.3
8.05 – 8.5
n = 5
W2.8
2.3 – 3
n = 103.2
3 – 3.4
n = 6
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
Distribution
SA Regions¹:  EPNLMUYPSLKI
Australian States:  SAVIC
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 Castiarina bicolor  (total of 173 beetles)
6 38 21
57 17 12 7
5 2 2 3
2
1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 6 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 6
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
1017SLM
Leptospermum sp.327SLM
62NL, SLM
*Kunzea ambigua51SLM
42SLM
11MUM
11SLM
11KIM
11EPN
Xanthorrhoea sp.11SLX
Legendbeetlescount of beetles collected from, or sighted on, host plant taxon
sitescount of major sites (unique 10 km grid cells +/- some distinct approximate localities)
*indicates alien (non-native) plant occurrences, either wild or planted (the species may be alien in SA, or native in parts of its SA range)
Plant names in green are hyperlinked to a matching host species page with plant photos.
Plant family
Code beetles % host plant taxa
M Myrtaceae 146 99% 6
N Nitrariaceae 1 1% 1
X Xanthorrhoeaceae 1 1% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)9611
on flowering plant125
on plant (unspecified)454
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
blue11NL
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.