Castiarina anchoralis

Meaning of name: The name Castiarina is derived from that of Francois Louis Nompar de Castelnau. Anchoralis is derived from the anchor shaped black marking on the elytra.

Distribution: This beetle is found in the south-west of Western Australia.

Description: Males grow to approximately 14.5 millimetres. Females grow to approximately 16 millimetres.

Remarks: As far as is known, the larvae are root or stem borers.

The beetle has been seen in December and January on Astartea scoparia.

Associations: It is possible that Astartea scoparia is the host of the beetle larvae.

References: Castiarina: Australia’s richest jewel beetle genus. Shelley Barker. 2006

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