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Jewel beetle (Buprestidae)Castiarina parallela

1 A Jewel Beetle at Boorowa, NSW

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Castiarina parallela at Boorowa, NSW - 4 Oct 2019
Castiarina parallela at Boorowa, NSW - 4 Oct 2019
Castiarina parallela at Boorowa, NSW - 4 Oct 2019
Castiarina parallela at Boorowa, NSW - 4 Oct 2019

Identification history

Jewel beetle (Buprestidae) Castiarina parallela 6 Oct 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Castiarina parallela 5 Oct 2019 Harrisi

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Significant sighting

6 Oct 2019

First CNM record and only one other records from our region within the Atlas of Living Australia records

4 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   7 Oct 2019
Good find, Stu. Host plant looks like Calytrix tetragona.
Harrisi wrote:
   7 Oct 2019
Thanks Kim...nice to know the plant now 🤠
KimPullen wrote:
   7 Oct 2019
There are plenty of sightings of Calytrix tetragona on CNM, and it would be interesting to know if Castiarina parallela occurs on it in the ACT.
Harrisi wrote:
   8 Oct 2019
I'll follow that up Kim..

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Breeding behaviour Breeding behaviour
  • 3 Oct 2019 Recorded on
  • Harrisi Recorded by

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