Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Diphucrania robertfisheri   (Barker, 1999)
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Coraebini » subtribe  Cisseina
Diphucrania  species group: leucosticta
Diphucrania robertfisheri  Distinctive features

Barker 1999a distinguished this species from the very similar D. leucosticta by its dark green head and pronotum (cf. bronze-green or coppery), black elytra (cf. brown or bronze) and narrower and parallel-sided aedeagus (cf. wider and rounded).


Very closely related to D. leucosticta and only known from the type collections comprising three specimens taken at Melrose in the southern Flinders Ranges in 1978 and 1986.

SA Regions¹:  FR
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 Diphucrania robertfisheri  (total of 3 beetles)
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
live emerged adults, count > median value of 2 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 2
live non-emerged adults only, for that quarter month
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Adult host plant
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Acacia victoriae ssp. victoriae31FRF
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 3 100% 1
Position on adult host
on plant (unspecified)31
Host plant notes

The type collection adults were collected on Elegant Wattle Acacia victoriae.

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