CastiarinaCastiarina Image index Castiarina andersoni Castiarina bella Castiarina crenata Castiarina decemmaculata Castiarina erythroptera Castiarina luteipennis Castiarina marginata Castiarina media Castiarina octospilota Castiarina rufipennis Castiarina scalaris Castiarina subtincta Castiarina xanthopilosa

The species Castiarina media, belonging to one of the largest genera of beetles in Australia, the Castiarina, in the family Buprestidae, tribe Stigmoderini. This group is also collectively and commonly called the Jewel Beetles.

Castiarina media on Ixodia achillaeoides, Adelaide Hills SA © Marianne Broug
Castiarina media on Ixodia achillaeoides, Adelaide Hills SA © Marianne Broug
Castiarina media on Ixodia achillaeoides, Adelaide Hills SA © Marianne Broug
Castiarina media on Ixodia achillaeoides, Adelaide Hills SA © Marianne Broug

Castiarina media on Ixodia achillaeoides, Adelaide Hills SA © Marianne Broug
Castiarina media on Ixodia achillaeoides, Adelaide Hills SA © Marianne Broug
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Suborder: Polyphaga
  • Superfamily: Buprestoidea
  • Family: Buprestidae
  • Subfamily: Buprestinae
  • Tribe: Stigmoderini
  • Subtribe: Stigmoderina
  • Genus: Castiarina
  • Species: Castiarina media

Footnote & References

  1. Castiarina media, Photographs © Marianne Broug
  2. Castiarina media (Hope, 1847), Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/9bca1943-42d6-457a-8900-aac2518cd24d

CastiarinaCastiarina Image index Castiarina andersoni Castiarina bella Castiarina crenata Castiarina decemmaculata Castiarina erythroptera Castiarina luteipennis Castiarina marginata Castiarina media Castiarina octospilota Castiarina rufipennis Castiarina scalaris Castiarina subtincta Castiarina xanthopilosa

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

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

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