Southern Downs BeetlesChristmas Beetle (Anoplognathus porosus) Dung Beetle (Onthophagus dandalu) Golden Stag Beetle (Lamprima aurata) Plague Soldier Beetle Punctate Flower Chafer Beetle Red-blue Banded Leaf Beetle Reddish-brown Flower Beetle (Aphanestes gymnopleura) Silver Wattle Leaf Beetle (Calomela ioptera) Small Cypress Jewel Beetle (Diadoxus erythrurus) Talaurinus fergusoni Tortoise Beetle (Paropsis maculata)

Known as the Small Cypress Pine Jewel Beetle (Diadoxus erythrurus), belonging to the Jewel Beetles family Buprestidae.

They have been grouped with wood borers that damage wood, in particular the genus Cupressus, the evergreen conifers with the common name cypress.

Small Cypress Jewel Beetle (Diadoxus erythrurus) laying eggs, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Small Cypress Jewel Beetle (Diadoxus erythrurus) laying eggs, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Small Cypress Jewel Beetle (Diadoxus erythrurus) laying eggs, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Small Cypress Jewel Beetle (Diadoxus erythrurus) laying eggs, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Suborder: Polyphaga
  • Superfamily: Buprestoidea
  • Family: Buprestidae
  • Subfamily: Buprestinae
  • Tribe: Epistomentini
  • Subtribe: Epistomentina
  • Genus: Diadoxus
  • Species:
    • Diadoxus erythrurus (White, 1846)
    • Diadoxus jungi Blackburn, 1899
    • Diadoxus regius Peterson, 1991

Footnote & References

  1. Marc Newman, Flickr
  2. Diadoxus erythrurus (White, 1846), Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/106e394c-d4f9-4b77-8b92-0d241a883c00
  3. Diadoxus erythrurus, iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/626491-Diadoxus-erythrurus

Southern Downs BeetlesChristmas Beetle (Anoplognathus porosus) Dung Beetle (Onthophagus dandalu) Golden Stag Beetle (Lamprima aurata) Plague Soldier Beetle Punctate Flower Chafer Beetle Red-blue Banded Leaf Beetle Reddish-brown Flower Beetle (Aphanestes gymnopleura) Silver Wattle Leaf Beetle (Calomela ioptera) Small Cypress Jewel Beetle (Diadoxus erythrurus) Talaurinus fergusoni Tortoise Beetle (Paropsis maculata)

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