Nature School Game Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Jewel Beetle -2

Castiarina erythroptera


A lycid beetle look-alike only much bigger (about 15 mm long) and more robust with beautiful ribbed red elytra. A long black marking shaped like an upside down arrow with blunt head was seen along the inner elytral margins when the wings were closed.
Thorax, head, legs and antennae were all black. The thorax had symmetrical bulges on either side of midline. Black eyes were large.


Spotted on broom tea-tree ( Leptospermum scoparium)
Occurrence record:


....another beauty.
family: Buprestidae

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 26, 2014
Submitted on Oct 27, 2014

Related Spottings

Castiarina bella Jewel beetle Castiarina Jewel Beetle Jewel beetle

Nearby Spottings

Clerid Beetle Jewel Beetle - 3 Orb Weaver Jewel Beetle - 5