Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina flava   (Saunders, 1869)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: cruenta
Castiarina flava   Adult images
Castiarina flava, PL2714, on Eucalyptus socialis, EP Castiarina flava, PL2714, on Eucalyptus socialis, EP Castiarina flava, PL2714, on Eucalyptus socialis, EP Castiarina flava, PL2714, EP Castiarina flava, PL1439A, female, from Eucalyptus leptophylla, EP, 16.5 × 6.3 mm Castiarina flava, PL1439A, from Eucalyptus leptophylla, EP, 16.5 × 6.3 mm
14.6 mm
5.6 mm
Measurements (mm)
n = 114.7
12.95 – 16.45
n = 2
n = 1
n = 15.5
4.75 – 6.3
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
SA Regions¹:  EPNLMUSL
Australian States:  WASA
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 Castiarina flava  (total of 28 beetles)
3 1
4 2 2
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
Eucalyptus leptophylla71EPM
Eucalyptus sp.62NL, MUM
Eucalyptus socialis42EP, MUM
Eucalyptus phenax ssp. phenax31EPM
Eucalyptus diversifolia ssp. diversifolia21EPM
Eucalyptus socialis ssp. socialis22EP, MUM
Eucalyptus dumosa11EPM
Grevillea pterosperma11EPP
Melaleuca lanceolata11EPM
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 26 96% 7
P Proteaceae 1 4% 1
Position on adult host
on flower(s)115
on flowering plant142
on plant (unspecified)21
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.