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Jewel beetle (Buprestidae)Castiarina sexplagiata

3 Six-spotted Castiarina jewel beetle at Cotter Reserve

2 images

Castiarina sexplagiata at Cotter Reserve - 2 Nov 2018
Castiarina sexplagiata at Cotter Reserve - 2 Nov 2018

Identification history

Jewel beetle (Buprestidae) Castiarina sexplagiata 6 Nov 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Jewel beetle (Buprestidae) Castiarina sp. (genus) 2 Nov 2018 Harrisi
Unidentified 2 Nov 2018 Harrisi

4 comments

   3 Nov 2018
Looks like you might have two species there, Stuart. The brighter one looks like C. sexplagiata, the other looks different to me.
Harrisi wrote:
   4 Nov 2018
Correct on both counts Harvey. Have just had word back from a Buprestid expert who confirms one as C. sexplagiata and the other (larger) one as C. australasiae. I will post an individual pic/sighting for the latter presently. Have nine species for the ACT so far and counting !
michaelb wrote:
   7 Nov 2018
Very impressed with your ability to find the Jewel Beetles !
Harrisi wrote:
   8 Nov 2018
thanks Michael(b). A few of the usual ingredients have gone into this success so far; lots of time, and patience, good mentoring, good research and an eye for spotting flowering natives. If I had children or a mortgage I would have trouble justifying this pursuit, but luckily i have neither and only working casually I have alot of free time! Most of all, i enjoy the challenge!

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Nearby Sightings

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Castiarina nasuta at Cotter - 12 Nov 2018 Castiarina australasiae at Cotter - 11 Nov 2018 Castiarina crenata at Cotter - 5 Nov 2018 Castiarina australasiae at Cotter - 2 Nov 2018
Castiarina nasuta at Cotter - 12 Nov 2018
Castiarina australasiae at Cotter - 11 Nov 2018
Castiarina crenata at Cotter - 5 Nov 2018
Castiarina australasiae at Cotter - 2 Nov 2018

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 2 Nov 2018 7:26 PM Recorded on
  • Harrisi Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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