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  1. Ernst, do you have a reference for Castiarina australasiae? It looks like there are many similar species in the genus Castiarina and I am having a hard time confirming the ID for this one. Posted one month ago
    1. Hi Christine , I haven’t got much either and I don’t mind if you want to change it. It might be better but the the image and distribution map might help. https://sites.google.com/site/buprestidpages/castiarina-australasiae.
      I think the pattern in this species is very variable ,but I have no 100% proof . I will just try to search more and wait to see what comes up on INaturalist.
      Posted one month ago
      1. I really don't know either, but the variable patterns and distribution for Castiarina australasiae make it seem likely. We can add the ID for now and change it later, if needed. Agree? Posted 29 days ago
        1. Christine, a INaturalist identification for this one came in as Castiarina cupreoflava.
          I have one entry of this species and it looks to me correct.
          Posted 25 days ago
          1. Great! I can add the ID. Posted 21 days ago

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Castiarina cupreoflava is a species belonging to the Buprestidae family, distributed in South Australia.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Nov 3, 2022. Captured Nov 2, 2022 14:50 in CH6X+33 Encounter Bay SA, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/14.0
  • 1/395s
  • ISO800
  • 89mm