Castiarina sagittaria

Meaning of name: The name Castiarina is derived from that of Francois Louis Nompar de Castelnau. Sagittaria is from the Latin word sagitta meaning arrow.

Distribution: This beetle occurs on the central coastal plain of Western Australia.

Remarks: This beetle is approximately 12 millimetres long and was found in Melaleuca huegelii flowers.

The photographs were taken in December.


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

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

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