Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Neospades chrysopygia   (Germar, 1848)
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Coraebini » subtribe  Cisseina
Neospades chrysopygia   Adult images
Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227C, male, on Malva weinmanniana (PJL 2864), MU, 6.4 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3593A, female, on Alyogyne pinoniana (C.J.Brodie 7208) dried flower, NW, 7.1 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3599B, male, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 3011) dried flower, NW, 6.6 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227C, male, from Malva weinmanniana (PJL 2864), MU, 6.4 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227D, male, aedeagus, MU, 7.1 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227C, male, from Malva weinmanniana (PJL 2864), MU, 6.4 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227C, male, MU, 6.4 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227C, male, hind tarsus lateral view, MU, 6.4 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227C, male, hind tarsal claw, MU, 6.4 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, SAMA, from Malva weinmanniana (in mallow flowers), SL Neospades chrysopygia, SAMA, aedeagus 1.5 mm long with previous, SL Neospades chrysopygia, PL2326B, male, from Malva weinmanniana, LE, 6.5 × 2.3 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227D, male, from Malva weinmanniana (PJL 2864), MU, 7.1 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL0129, GT Neospades chrysopygia, PL0129, on Hibiscus krichauffianus (PJL BS572-598) foliage, GT Neospades chrysopygia, PL0129, on Sida ammophila foliage, GT Neospades chrysopygia, PL3595, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 2948), NW, 7.5 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3595, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 2948), NW, 7.5 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3599A, male, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 3011) bud, NW, 6.5 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3599A, male, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 3011) bud, NW, 6.5 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3599A, male, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 3011) bud, NW, 6.5 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3599B, male, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 3011) dried flower, NW, 6.6 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3599B, male, on Hibiscus solanifolius (PJL 3011) dried flower, NW, 6.6 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3593A, female, on Alyogyne pinoniana (C.J.Brodie 7208) dried flower, NW, 7.1 × 2.7 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3593E, female, on Alyogyne pinoniana (C.J.Brodie 7208) dried flower, NW, 6.9 × 2.6 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3593E, female, on Alyogyne pinoniana (C.J.Brodie 7208) dried flower, NW, 6.9 × 2.6 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL2327, on Malva weinmanniana, LE, 6.4 × 2.4 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227C, male, on Malva weinmanniana (PJL 2864), MU, 6.4 × 2.5 mm Neospades chrysopygia, PL3227G, on Malva weinmanniana, chewing petal, pollen grains adhering, MU Neospades chrysopygia, SID2814, on Hibiscus krichauffianus (D.J.Duval 1814), EA, photo by SA Seed Conservation Centre Neospades chrysopygia, SID2814, on Hibiscus krichauffianus (D.J.Duval 1814), EA, photo by SA Seed Conservation Centre Neospades chrysopygia, SID7491, on Abutilon otocarpum, NW, photo by Denzel Murfet Neospades chrysopygia, SID7491, on Abutilon otocarpum, feeding on petals, NW, photo by Denzel Murfet Neospades chrysopygia, SID2814, adult host plant, Hibiscus krichauffianus (D.J.Duval 1814), EA, photo by SA Seed Conservation Centre
Actual
size¹:
6.8 mm
×
2.6 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L16.6
5.3 – 8
n = 637.0
5.35 – 8.35
n = 48
L26.6
5.3 – 7.9
n = 567.0
5.25 – 8.3
n = 47
W2.5
2 – 3.1
n = 632.7
2.1 – 3.55
n = 48
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
Distribution
SA Regions¹:  NWLENUGTFREAEPNLMUYPSL
Australian States:  WANTSAVICNSWQLDNSW
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 Neospades chrysopygia  (total of 424 beetles)
24 9
38 13 10
17 7 1
1 65
155 10
7 4
22 9 15 14
2
1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 10 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 10
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
934GTM
553GTM
328LE, NU, EP, NL, MU, SLM
Tribulus sp.291LEZ
206NW, LE, GT, EAM
Sida sp.163LE, GT, EPM
134NW, LE, GTM
112NWM
Abutilon sp.101GTM
92GTA1
92GTM
Solanum sp.61NWS
52NWM
21GTA2
22NWM
Hibiscus sp.11NWM
Malvaceae sp.11GTM
Malvastrum americanum var. americanum11FRM
11GTM
11EPM
11LEZ
Legendbeetlescount of beetles collected from, or sighted on, host plant taxon
sitescount of major sites (unique 10 km grid cells +/- some distinct approximate localities)
*indicates alien (non-native) plant occurrences, either wild or planted (the species may be alien in SA, or native in parts of its SA range)
Plant names in green are hyperlinked to a matching host species page with plant photos.
Plant family
Code beetles % host plant taxa
M Malvaceae 122 72% 9
Z Zygophyllaceae 30 18% 1
A1 Asteraceae 9 5% 1
S Solanaceae 6 4% 1
A2 Amaranthaceae 2 1% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flower(s)19827
on flowering plant83
on foliage or non-flowering plant717
on plant (unspecified)417
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
blue569NW, GT, EP, NL
white61GT
light violet41GT
yellow42GT
light pink21GT
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.