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 


Variegate Jewel Beetle - Castiarina variegata 

Family Buprestidae

This page contains information and pictures about Variegate Plant Jewel Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 12mm
On Oct 2004 in White Hill, we found this Jewel Beetle alone on a young gum tree. 
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We could not identify the ID of this jewel beetle. Mark Hanlon sent us email and advised that : "the Castiarina you have pictured from White Hill is Castiarina variegate. It is unique among the Castiarina’s in that the male has tripectinate antenna’s. Your specimen is a female with ‘normal’ antenna. It is found from central NSW to southern Queensland. I caught one on Kunzea flowers near Taree in early January one year." 
Here we would like to thank Mark Hanlon again.
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1. Castiarina variegata (Blackburn, 1892) - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.
2. Castiarina variegata, BUPRESTIDAE, Elateriformia (Coleoptera) - Lawrence, J.F., Hastings, A.M., Dallwitz, M.J., Paine, T.A., and Zurcher, E.J. 2000 onwards. Elateriformia (Coleoptera): descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval for families and subfamilies. Version: 9th October 2005. http://delta-intkey.com. 

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