Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Neocuris thoracica   Fairmaire, 1877
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Neocurina
Neocuris thoracica   Adult images
Neocuris thoracica, DAY118, on flowering Eucalyptus rugosa, KI, 4.4 × 1.9 mm
Actual
size¹:
4.2 mm
×
1.8 mm
Measurements (mm)
female
L14.2
n = 1
W1.8
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
Neocuris thoracica  Distinctive features

Differing from N. cuprilatera in lack of depression on frons, narrower less flattened body shape, pronotum with wider and less sharply defined metallic-coloured sides which are mostly coppery, underside with posterior part bronze rather than green or blue, and elytra with gold reflections.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  FREPNLYPSLKI
Australian States:  WASAVICNSW
South Australian occurrences
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
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Adult activity records for Neocuris thoracica  (total of 65 beetles)
4 5
3 12 2
2 19
18
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 5 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 5
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
Eucalyptus sp.182NL, KIM
131EPM
51KIM
51EPM
52KIM
31KIP1
22SL, KIP2
21KIM
21KIM
Leptospermum sp.21KIM
21KIM
21FRM
11KIM
11FRM
11KIM
11KIM
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
M Myrtaceae 60 92% 12
P1 Proteaceae 3 5% 1
P2 Pittosporaceae 2 3% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)182
on flowering plant468
on dead foliage11
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
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