Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina nota   Barker, 1990
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: crux
Castiarina nota   Adult images
Castiarina nota, PL3973, male, on Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica, EP, 11.5 × 4.2 mm Castiarina nota, PL0829A, male, EP, 11.6 × 4.3 mm Castiarina nota, PL0829A, male, EP, 11.6 × 4.3 mm Castiarina nota, PL0829A, EP, 11.6 × 4.3 mm Castiarina nota, PL0829D, male, EP, 12.7 × 4.5 mm Castiarina nota, PL0829A, EP, 11.6 × 4.3 mm
11.7 mm
4.3 mm
Measurements (mm)
11.05 – 12.65
n = 8
10.85 – 11.15
n = 2
4 – 4.5
n = 8
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:  EP
Australian States:  SA
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 nota  (total of 16 beetles)
1 5 8
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
live emerged adults, count > median value of 5 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 5
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 pterosperma82EPP1
Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica42EPM
Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa11EPP2
Eremophila scoparia11EPS
Grevillea sp.11EPP1
Leptospermum coriaceum11EPM
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 9 56% 1
M Myrtaceae 5 31% 2
P2 Pittosporaceae 1 6% 1
S Scrophulariaceae 1 6% 1
Position on adult host
on flower(s)93
on flowering plant21
on plant (unspecified)55
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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