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Jewel beetle (Buprestidae)Castiarina sexplagiata

Six-spotted Castiarina jewel beetle at Bruce Ridge

2 images

Castiarina sexplagiata at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Castiarina sexplagiata at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016

Identification history

Jewel beetle (Buprestidae) Castiarina sexplagiata 10 Jan 2017 KimPullen
Jewel beetle (Buprestidae) Castiarina sexplagiata 6 Jan 2017 RogerF
Jewel beetle (Buprestidae) Castiarina sp. (genus) 6 Jan 2017 ibaird
Unidentified 6 Jan 2017 ibaird

Author's notes

On Kunzea ericoides at the forest/woodland edge.

2 comments

ibaird wrote:
   6 Jan 2017
Given the variability in published images (colour and pattern) of this species, is it its size and host plant that also helps identify it?
RogerF wrote:
   7 Jan 2017
One of the commonest local jb. Feeds on nectar from a variety of flowers, especially Leptospermums.

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Nearby Sightings

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Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016 Rutilia (Rutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Bristle fly) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016 Eumeninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016 Rhagigaster ephippiger (Smooth flower wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016 Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016 Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 Megachile ferox (Resin bee) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 Sphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Sphex digger wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 Neoscleropogon sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 Yoyetta celis (Silver Princess) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 Scaptia patula (March fly) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 Spilostethus pacificus (Milkweed bug) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 Paropsis pictipennis (Tea-tree button beetle) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 Callistemon citrinus (Crimson Bottlebrush) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 Melaleuca parvistaminea (Small-flowered Honey-myrtle) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 Briza minor (Shivery Grass) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 Phalaris aquatica (Phalaris) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 Acacia parramattensis (Wattle) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 Arbutus unedo (Strawberry Tree) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 Cassinia sifton (Sifton bush, Chinese Shrub) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 Erigeron sp. (A Fleabane) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 Rumex acetosella (Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 Grevillea juniperina (Grevillea) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 Cassinia sp. at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 Trifolium sp. (TBC) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 Calomela vittata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Bruce Ridge - 28 Jun 2015 Acacia floribunda (White Sally Wattle, Gossamer Wattle) at Bruce Ridge - 28 Jun 2015
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Rutilia (Rutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Bristle fly) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Eumeninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Rhagigaster ephippiger (Smooth flower wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Megachile ferox (Resin bee) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Sphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Sphex digger wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Neoscleropogon sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Yoyetta celis (Silver Princess) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Scaptia patula (March fly) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Spilostethus pacificus (Milkweed bug) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Paropsis pictipennis (Tea-tree button beetle) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016
Callistemon citrinus (Crimson Bottlebrush) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016
Melaleuca parvistaminea (Small-flowered Honey-myrtle) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016
Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016
Briza minor (Shivery Grass) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016
Phalaris aquatica (Phalaris) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016
Acacia parramattensis (Wattle) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016
Arbutus unedo (Strawberry Tree) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016
Cassinia sifton (Sifton bush, Chinese Shrub) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016
Erigeron sp. (A Fleabane) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Rumex acetosella (Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Grevillea juniperina (Grevillea) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Cassinia sp. at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Trifolium sp. (TBC) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Calomela vittata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Bruce Ridge - 28 Jun 2015
Acacia floribunda (White Sally Wattle, Gossamer Wattle) at Bruce Ridge - 28 Jun 2015

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 31 Dec 2016 5:01 PM Recorded on
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