Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina ignota   (Saunders, 1869)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: straminea
Castiarina ignota  Distinctive features

Differs from C. clancula in the red rather than orange elytral background colour.


This species was listed for SA by Barker 2006a who cited the location Lyndoch (in the southern Barossa Valley, Mt Lofty Ranges), but I have not been able to find any specimen or other details to confirm an occurrence there.

In December 2020 a definite SA record was obtained by R.V. Glatz who collected a specimen on western Kangaroo Island.

SA Regions¹:  SL?KI
Australian States:  SAVICNSWQLD
Adult activity records for Castiarina ignota  (total actual records: 1 beetles)
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
number of active beetles, actually recorded in that quarter-month
actual count > 1 (median)
actual count <= 1 (median)
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