BuprestidaeMore Buprestidae Jewel Beetles Astraeus Calodema plebeia Castiarina Cyrioides Diadoxus Diphucrania Melobasis Merimna atrata Metaxymorpha gloriosa Stigmodera Temognatha Torresita cuprifera

The genus Astraeus is part of the “Jewel Beetles” in the family Buprestidae.


Astraeus carnabyi

Astraeus carnabyi on Allocasuarina huegeliana, Ravensthorpe WA © Mark Hanlon
Astraeus carnabyi on Allocasuarina huegeliana, Ravensthorpe WA © Mark Hanlon
Astraeus carnabyi on Allocasuarina huegeliana, Ravensthorpe WA © Mark Hanlon
Astraeus carnabyi on Allocasuarina huegeliana, Ravensthorpe WA © Mark Hanlon

Astraeus globosus

Astraeus globosus on Allocasuarina huegeliana, Ravensthorpe WA © Mark Hanlon
Astraeus globosus on Allocasuarina huegeliana, Ravensthorpe WA © Mark Hanlon

Astraeus macmillani

Astraeus macmillani on Allocasuarina huegeliana, Ravensthorpe WA © Mark Hanlon
Astraeus macmillani on Allocasuarina huegeliana, Ravensthorpe WA © Mark Hanlon


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Suborder: Polyphaga
  • Superfamily: Buprestoidea
  • Family: Buprestidae
  • Subfamily: Buprestinae
  • Tribe: Astraeini
  • Genus: Astraeus
  • Subgenus:
    • Astraeus (Astraeus) Laporte & Gory, 1837
    • Species:
      • Astraeus globosus
      • Astraeus macmillani
  • Subgenus: Astraeus (Depollus) Barker, 1975

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs © Mark Hanlon
  2. Astraeus Laporte & Gory, 1837, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/c79e971a-e8af-4026-afc6-23c410f0837b

BuprestidaeMore Buprestidae Jewel Beetles Astraeus Calodema plebeia Castiarina Cyrioides Diadoxus Diphucrania Melobasis Merimna atrata Metaxymorpha gloriosa Stigmodera Temognatha Torresita cuprifera

ColeopteraColeoptera Index Amarygmus sp Anoplognathus sp Aphanestes gymnopleura Buprestidae Carphurus Cerambycidae Coleoptera (Beetles) Curculionidae Dung Beetle Eretes australis Helea scaphiformis Johannica gemellata (Pandorea Leaf Beetle) Ladybirds (Beetles) Lepidiota Lucanidae Lycidae Neospades sp Omorgus Paropsine Beetle Paropsisterna sp Phorticosomus sp Pittosporum Leaf Beetle (Lamprolina impressicollis) Protaetia fusca Pterohelaeus sp Rhipiceridae Scarabaeidae Xylophilostenus octophyllus

InsectsBees Beetles Blattodea Butterflies Coleoptera Cicada Crabronidae Diptera Dragonflies & Damselflies Formicidae Hemiptera Heteroptera (True Bugs) Mango Planthopper Moths Orthoptera Orthopteroid Processionary Caterpillar Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs and Allies Syrphidae Wasps Water Scorpion (Laccotrephes tristis) Witchetty Grub