Jewel Beetles

Variable Jewel Beetle
CastiarinaJewel Beetle I
Castiarina Jewel Beetle II
Variegate Jewel Beetle
Dysentery Jewel Beetle
Banksia Jewel Beetle
Acacia Jewel Beetle I
Acacia Jewel Beetle II
Pinto Jewel Beetle
Pea Flower Jewel Beetle
Acacia Flat-headed Jewel Beetle 


Acacia Flat-headed Jewel Beetle - Agrilus australasiae

Family Buprestidae

This page contains information and pictures about Acacia Flat-headed Jewel Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 12mm
Genus Agrilus  is a large group of flat-headed Jewel Beetle. Agrilus austra can be distinguished by its dark green metallic colour with two pale green line  
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This beetle was found on Feb 2010 in Karawatha Forest on Echidna Trail. It was resting on Acacia leaf. From the reference infromation, the larvae are borer of Acacia stem.

1. Specimen Image Index - Insect Reference Collection Database - ICDB, Western Australian Department of Agriculture.
2. The larvae of Agrilus australasiae LAPORTE & Gory and Ethon affine LAPORTE & Gory (Insecta: Coleoptera: Buprestidae) - M G Volkovitsh and T J Hawkeswood (1990) Spixiana 13: 43-59.
3. Species Agrilus (Agrilus) australasiae Gory & Laporte, 1837 -  Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory.

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Last updated: April 10, 2011.