Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Neocuris fortnumi   (Hope, 1846)
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Neocurina
Neocuris fortnumi   Adult images
Neocuris fortnumi, PL2845A, female, KI, 6.7 × 2.7 mm Neocuris fortnumi, PL2845A, female, KI, 6.7 × 2.7 mm Neocuris fortnumi, PL2845A, female, KI, 6.7 × 2.7 mm Neocuris fortnumi, DAY150, from Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa, KI, 6.2 × 2.7 mm Neocuris fortnumi, PL2845A, female, KI, 6.7 × 2.7 mm Neocuris fortnumi, PL2845A, female, KI, 6.7 × 2.7 mm Neocuris fortnumi, PL2845A, female, KI, 6.7 × 2.7 mm
Actual
size¹:
6.4 mm
×
2.7 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L16.2
5.2 – 7.2
n = 187.0
6.5 – 7.7
n = 4
L26.2
5.05 – 7.2
n = 156.6
6.3 – 6.95
n = 2
W2.6
2.1 – 3.2
n = 183.0
2.7 – 3.25
n = 4
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
Notes

The SA Museum specimens of this species have not yet had their data captured.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  SLKISE
Australian States:  SAVICNSW
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 Neocuris fortnumi  (total of 37 beetles)
2
4 9
2 7 3
3 4 1 1
1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 3 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 3
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
Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa197SL, KIP1
Eucalyptus rugosa61KIM
Eucalyptus remota52KIM
Acacia paradoxa11KIF
Calytrix tetragona11SLM
Eucalyptus albopurpurea11KIM
Eucalyptus cneorifolia11KIM
Hakea mitchellii11SEP2
Leptospermum continentale11SLM
Leptospermum sp.11SLM
Melaleuca gibbosa11KIM
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 Pittosporaceae 19 50% 1
M Myrtaceae 17 45% 7
F Fabaceae 1 3% 1
P2 Proteaceae 1 3% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)197
on flowering plant127
on foliage or non-flowering plant33
on plant (unspecified)43
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
white103SE
blue31SE
bright green11SE
light pink11SE
yellow11SE
Neocuris fortnumi Breeding record images
Neocuris fortnumi, PL4807A, female, reared adult, from pupa ex Acacia pycnantha dead stem, MU, recently emerged with pupal exuvia, 6.5 × 2.8 mm Neocuris fortnumi, PL4806A, female, reared adult, from pupa ex Acacia pycnantha dead stem, MU, recently emerged with larval & pupal exuviae, 7.1 × 3.1 mm Neocuris fortnumi, PL4806A, female, reared adult, from pupa ex Acacia pycnatha dead stem, MU, same beetle as previous fully coloured and hardened, 7.1 × 3.1 mm
Larval host plant
records sites SA regions¹ family adult ex pupapupa
Acacia pycnantha91MUF54
Legendrecordscount of breeding adults, pupae and larvae
sitescount of major sites (unique 10 km grid cells +/- some distinct approximate localities)
adultlive = extracted alive;   dead = extracted dead as intact or fragmentary remains;   ex billet = reared and emerged from stored sections of host;   ex pupa = reared from sampled pupa
pupaextracted pupa;   pupa ex larva = reared pupa from larva
larvaextracted larva (any stage including prepupa)
gall (only)hatched or unhatched gall identified by form and position rather than contents
Plant family
Code records % host plant taxa
F Fabaceae 9 100% 1
Position in larval host
positionrecordssitesadult ex pupapupa
dead stem9154
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.