Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina gibbicollis   (Saunders, 1868)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: gibbicollis
Castiarina gibbicollis   Adult images
Castiarina gibbicollis, PL0830E, on Grevillea pterosperma, EP Castiarina gibbicollis, PL2631A, male, from Grevillea pterosperma, EP, 12.6 × 4.6 mm Castiarina gibbicollis, PL2698, male, from Eucalyptus socialis, EP, 14.3 × 5.1 mm Castiarina gibbicollis, PL0830E, on Grevillea pterosperma, EP
13.2 mm
4.7 mm
Measurements (mm)
10.5 – 14.6
n = 814.2
13.8 – 14.6
n = 2
10.1 – 14.1
n = 513.8
13.5 – 14
n = 2
3.7 – 5.25
n = 85.0
4.8 – 5.3
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:  GTEPYP
Australian States:  WASAVICNSWQLD
South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
Satellite map
Terrain map
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Adult activity records for Castiarina gibbicollis  (total of 65 beetles)
7 5 1 30
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
live emerged adults, count > median value of 7 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 7
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
Grevillea pterosperma305EPP1
Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa131EPP2
Myoporum platycarpum ssp. perbellum91EPS
Leptospermum coriaceum65EPM
Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica32EPM
Acacia euthycarpa11EPF
Eucalyptus socialis11EPM
Eucalyptus socialis ssp. socialis11EPM
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
P1 Proteaceae 30 47% 1
P2 Pittosporaceae 13 20% 1
M Myrtaceae 11 17% 4
S Scrophulariaceae 9 14% 1
F Fabaceae 1 2% 1
Position on adult host
on flower(s)386
on flowering plant84
on plant (unspecified)185
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.