Castiarina pallidiventris

Meaning of name: The meaning of Castiarina is not known. Pallidiventris is from the Latin words pallidus, meaning pale, and venter, meaning belly.

Distribution: This beetle occurs over most of the southwest of Western Australia, southern South Australia and far western Victoria.

Remarks: This beetle is approximately 10 millimetres long and feeding on the flowers of Astartea scoparia.

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: Information courtesy of Allen Sundholm.

Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.

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