Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Euryspilus sp. Hirsute  
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Bubastini » subtribe  Bubastina
Euryspilus sp. Hirsute   Adult images
Euryspilus sp. Hirsute, PL5684, female, on Lepidosperma hispidulum, EP, 10.3 × 2.5 mm Euryspilus sp. Hirsute, PL5684, female, on Lepidosperma hispidulum, EP, 10.3 × 2.5 mm Euryspilus sp. Hirsute, PL5684, female, on Lepidosperma hispidulum, EP, 10.3 × 2.5 mm Euryspilus sp. Hirsute, PL5684, female, on Lepidosperma hispidulum, EP, 10.3 × 2.5 mm Euryspilus sp. Hirsute, PL5684, female, from Lepidosperma hispidulum, EP, 10.3 × 2.5 mm Euryspilus sp. Hirsute, PL5684, female, from Lepidosperma hispidulum, EP, 10.3 × 2.5 mm Euryspilus sp. Hirsute, PL5684, female, EP, detached ovipositor (folded) mounted on card, 10.3 × 2.5 mm Euryspilus sp. Hirsute, PL5688, female, from Lepidosperma hispidulum, EP, 9.9 × 2.4 mm Euryspilus sp. Hirsute, PL5688, female, from Lepidosperma hispidulum, EP, showing rigid ovipositor, 9.9 × 2.4 mm Euryspilus sp. Hirsute, PL5688, female, from Lepidosperma hispidulum, EP, 9.9 × 2.4 mm Euryspilus sp. Hirsute, PL5688, female, from Lepidosperma hispidulum, EP, 9.9 × 2.4 mm
Actual
size¹:
10.1 mm
×
2.5 mm
Measurements (mm)
female
L110.1
9.85 – 10.25
n = 2
L29.9
9.7 – 10.05
n = 2
W2.5
2.4 – 2.5
n = 2
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
Euryspilus sp. Hirsute  Distinctive features

Readily distinguished from E. australis by its covering of short whitish hairs. Its elongated sclerotized ovipositor is very different in structure from the short spurred ovipositor of E. australis.

Notes

This species was discovered in SA by Alex Stolarski and I in November 2002 on Googs Track in the western EP Region. Remarkably, the two (female) individuals found were on the same host plant species as used by E. australis and only 11.6 and 14.8 km away, respectively, from where that was collected.

It is known in WA from a matching specimen in the collection of M. Powell, taken on the Hyden- Norseman road in 1986 (M. Hanlon, pers. com., Dec 2022).

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  EP
Australian States:  WASA
Southern South Australian occurrences
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
Satellite map
Terrain map
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Adult activity records for Euryspilus sp. Hirsute  (total of 2 beetles)
2
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
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
12
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Adult host plant
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
21EPC
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
C Cyperaceae 2 100% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on plant (unspecified)21
Host plant notes

Both individuals were collected by sweeping tussocks of Sandhill Sword-sedge (Lepidosperma hispidulum), which is considered likely to be its larval host also.

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.