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 


Pea Flower Jewel Beetle - Ethonion reichei

Family Buprestidae

This page contains information and pictures about Pea Flower Jewel Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 12mm
Found it jewel beetle in Daisy Hill on early summer Sep 2008. It was resting on yellow flowers of Wallum Wedge Pea (Gompholobium virgatum). 
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Thank to Mark Hanlon for sending us email about the ID of this species. 
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On Oct 2009, we found a lot in them on the host plants in Daisy Hill. 
Wallum Wedge Pea 
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Gompholobium virgatum - Host plant 

1. Wild Plants of Greater Brisbane -  Queensland Museum, 2003, p75.
2. Ethonion reichei (Chevrolat, 1838) - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2008.
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Last updated: April 11, 2011.