Black-necked Jewel Beetle
Chinnocks Jewel Beetle
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Jewel Beetle (Buprestidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Chinnocks Jewel Beetle (Castiarina chinnocki)|
Thank you Ralph Foster & Dr Peter Lang for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A small Jewel Beetle at ~11mm long.
It's exoskeleton is primarily gold, with green metallic legs & upper body!
These are quite hairy underneath compared with our other Castiarina Jewel Beetle.
This one was found in Sugarwood Flowers (Myoporum platycarpum)