Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Diphucrania acuducta   (Kirby, 1837)
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Coraebini » subtribe  Cisseina
Diphucrania acuducta   Adult images
Diphucrania acuducta, SID6478, on Pultenaea kraehenbuehlii, NL, photo by Denzel Murfet Diphucrania acuducta, DAY23, KI, 7.8 × 3.1 mm
8.2 mm
3.3 mm
Measurements (mm)
n = 1
n = 1
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

This is one of a small subset of Diphucrania species that are associated with native peas (family Fabaceae).

SA Regions¹:  NLSLKISE
Australian States:  SATASVICNSWQLD
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 Diphucrania acuducta  (total of 22 beetles)
2 1
3 13
1 1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
live emerged adults, count > median value of 1 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 1
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
Pultenaea viscidula122KIF
Pultenaea daphnoides21KIF
Dillwynia hispida11SEF
Leptospermum myrsinoides11SEM
Leptospermum sp.11KIM
Pultenaea kraehenbuehlii11NLF
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
F Fabaceae 16 89% 4
M Myrtaceae 2 11% 1
Position on adult host
on flower(s)133
on flowering plant11
on plant (unspecified)42
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.