Chinnocks Jewel Beetle
Chinnocks Jewel Beetle
Chinnocks Jewel Beetle (Castiarina chinnocki)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Jewel Beetle (Buprestidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Chinnocks Jewel Beetle (Castiarina chinnocki)
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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)

Copyright © 2019-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Nov-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.