CastiarinaCastiarina 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

Castiarina subtincta (in the family Buprestidae) has a number of documented observation along the southern part of Western Australia2 and in South Australia3.

Castiarina subtincta, Newdegate WA © Mark Hanlon
Castiarina subtincta (female), Newdegate WA © Mark Hanlon
Castiarina subtincta (male and female), Newdegate WA © Mark Hanlon
Castiarina subtincta (male and female), Newdegate WA © Mark Hanlon
Castiarina subtincta, Newdegate WA © Mark Hanlon
Castiarina subtincta (female), Newdegate WA © Mark Hanlon

The mallees are a sight to behold when in full flower in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. A popular flowering plant for many insects including members of the Buprestidae family.

Mallee flowering in the Great Southern WA © Mark Hanlon
Mallee flowering in the Great Southern WA

  • 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 subtincta

Footnote & References

  1. Castiarina subtincta © Mark Hanlon
  2. Castiarina subtincta (Carter, 1933), Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/332d2f9d-338b-447f-99e1-5af34fb93b04
  3. Castiarina subtincta (Carter, 1933), Buprestidae of South Australia (Jewel beetles), by Peter J. Lang, https://syzygium.xyz/buprestidae/species.php?species=Castiarina_subtincta

CastiarinaCastiarina 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

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