Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Castiarina vittata   (Saunders, 1868)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Stigmoderini » subtribe  Stigmoderina
Castiarina  species group: crocicolor
Castiarina vittata   Adult images
Castiarina vittata, PL0138, female, on Calytrix involucrata, EP Castiarina vittata, PL3297A, female, SE, 11.1 × 3.5 mm Castiarina vittata, PL0029, on Calytrix tetragona, YP Castiarina vittata, PL0029, on Calytrix tetragona, YP Castiarina vittata, PL0435, male, MU, 11.3 × 3.5 mm Castiarina vittata, PL0138, EP, underside Castiarina vittata, PL0138, on Calytrix involucrata, EP Castiarina vittata, PL3297A, female, SE, 11.1 × 3.5 mm Castiarina vittata, SID6571, on Melaleuca pauperiflora ssp. mutica (DEM 408), EP, photo by D.E. Murfet
Actual
size¹:
10.6 mm
×
3.3 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L110.2
7.35 – 12.45
n = 4811.7
8.75 – 14.15
n = 18
L210.0
7.05 – 12.05
n = 3311.7
8.6 – 13.85
n = 13
W3.2
2.15 – 3.9
n = 473.7
2.75 – 4.55
n = 18
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:  EPNLMUYPSE
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 vittata  (total of 610 beetles)
5
1 7 5 46
91 121 60 196
32 3 12 1
26 2
1 1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
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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
12
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Adult host plants
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
18627EP, MU, SEM
1316EP, SEP
482EPM
388EP, YP, SEM
379EP, MU, SEM
263EPM
188SEM
102EPR
82EPM
Leptospermum sp.51MUM
52EPM
Calytrix sp.42EP, MUM
31MUR
31EPM
11SEP
Eucalyptus sp.11YPM
11EPM
11EPM
Myoporum platycarpum ssp. perbellum11EPS
Myrtaceae sp.11SEM
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 names in green are hyperlinked to a matching host species page with plant photos.
Plant family
Code beetles % host plant taxa
M Myrtaceae 382 72% 12
P Proteaceae 132 25% 2
R Rhamnaceae 13 2% 2
S Scrophulariaceae 1 0% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)23725
on flowering plant15124
on plant (unspecified)14012
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
white2063SE
light pink962SE
blue263EP, SE
light violet71SE
black11SE
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.