Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Synechocera setosa  
subfamily  Agrilinae » tribe  Coraebini » subtribe  Synechocerina
Synechocera setosa   Adult images
Synechocera setosa, PL4124, male, on Exocarpos sparteus, SE, 4.7 × 1.4 mm Synechocera setosa, PL4124, male, on Exocarpos sparteus, SE, 4.7 × 1.4 mm Synechocera setosa, PL4124, male, on Exocarpos sparteus, SE, 4.7 × 1.4 mm Synechocera setosa, PL4124, male, on Exocarpos sparteus, SE, 4.7 × 1.4 mm Synechocera setosa, PL4124, male, on Exocarpos sparteus, SE, 4.7 × 1.4 mm Synechocera setosa, PL4124, male, on Exocarpos sparteus, SE, 4.7 × 1.4 mm Synechocera setosa, PL4888B, male, from Gahnia deusta, SE, 5.3 × 1.5 mm
Actual
size¹:
5.0 mm
×
1.4 mm
Measurements (mm)
malefemale
L15.1
4.5 – 5.55
n = 214.8
4.4 – 5.5
n = 5
L25.0
4.45 – 5.5
n = 214.8
4.4 – 5.45
n = 5
W1.4
1.2 – 1.5
n = 211.4
1.3 – 1.65
n = 5
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:  NWSE
Australian States:  WASA
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 Synechocera setosa  (total of 41 beetles)
1
4 15
14
1 1 5
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 4 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 4
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
Gahnia deusta331SEC1
Exocarpos sparteus42SES
Allocasuarina muelleriana ssp. muelleriana31SEC2
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
C1 Cyperaceae 33 83% 1
S Santalaceae 4 10% 1
C2 Casuarinaceae 3 8% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flowering plant161
on foliage or non-flowering plant52
on plant (unspecified)191
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
light pink11SE
Synechocera setosa Breeding record images
Synechocera setosa, PL5527A, larva, in Gahnia deusta culm, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 10.4 × 1.0 mm Synechocera setosa, PL5527A, larva, from Gahnia deusta culm, SE, photo by A.M.P. Stolarski, 10.4 × 1.0 mm Synechocera setosa, PL5527C, larva, in Gahnia deusta culm (PJL3570), SE, 7.9 × 0.8 mm Synechocera setosa, PL5527C, larva, in Gahnia deusta culm (PJL3570), SE, 7.9 × 0.8 mm Synechocera setosa, PL5527C, larva, from Gahnia deusta culm (PJL3570), SE, 7.9 × 0.8 mm
Larval host plant
records sites SA regions¹ family larva
Gahnia deusta31SEC3
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
C Cyperaceae 3 100% 1
Position in larval host
positionrecordssiteslarva
culm313
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.