Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Neocuris pubescens   Blackburn, 1887
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Neocurina
Neocuris pubescens   Adult images
Neocuris pubescens, PL2168, female, from Allocasuarina verticillata, SL, 4.6 × 2.0 mm Neocuris pubescens, DAY120, from flowering Eucalyptus rugosa, KI, 4.3 × 1.9 mm
4.1 mm
1.7 mm
Measurements (mm)
n = 14.2
3.75 – 4.6
n = 4
3.7 – 4.1
n = 3
n = 11.7
1.5 – 1.95
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

SA Museum records of this species exist but have not yet had their captured.

SA Regions¹:  EPMUSLKI
Australian States:  WASAVIC
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 pubescens  (total of 13 beetles)
2 1
1 6
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 plants
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Eucalyptus leptophylla53EP, MUM
Eucalyptus oleosa21MUM
Allocasuarina verticillata11SLC1
Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa11SLP
Callitris gracilis11MUC2
Eucalyptus dumosa11EPM
Eucalyptus rugosa11KIM
Eucalyptus sp.11MUM
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
M Myrtaceae 10 77% 4
C1 Casuarinaceae 1 8% 1
C2 Cupressaceae 1 8% 1
P Pittosporaceae 1 8% 1
Position on adult host
on flower(s)21
on flowering plant86
on foliage or non-flowering plant11
on plant (unspecified)21
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.