Castiarina insculpta (Miena Jewel Beetle)

Tasmanian endemic species.  Endangered Species

Early February 2015
Central Plateau
Feeding on Ozothamnus hookeri – Scaly everlasting bush
Images by Geoff Carle, used with permission.

Early February 2023
Central Plateau
Caught for identification with TFNC and then released.  Note the pointed elytral tips that help to differentiate it from the other green jewel beetles.
Photos KE
IMG 6237  IMG 6275  IMG 6260  IMG 6262  IMG 6265  IMG 6273  IMG 6277  IMG 6278  IMG 6285  IMG 6269  IMG 6271
Mid February 2023
IMG 6702  IMG 6705