Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Subspecies Elasmostethus ligatus placidus (Walker, 1867)

  • Acanthosoma placida Walker, F. 1867. Catalogue of the Specimens of Heteropterous Hemiptera in the Collection of the British Museum. Part II. Scutata. London : E. Newman Preface pp. 241-417. [397].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) BMNH ?2 (one female seen), Adelaide, SA.
  • Stictocarenus obtusus Reuter, O.M. 1881. Acanthosomina et Urolabidina nova et minus cognita. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 25: 67-86 [79].
    Type data:
     Holotype UZMH sex unknown (depository uncertain), Adelaide, SA (as Adelaide, Australia).


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Cassis, G. & Gross, G.F. 2002. Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha). in Houston, W.W.K. & Wells, A. Zoological Catalogue of Australia Vol. 27.3B. Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing, Australia. xiv 737 pp. [364, 647] (new synonymy and nov. comb. as Elasmostethus ligatus placidus)




South Australia

Extra Distribution Information

SA—Dingley Dell, Ewens Ponds, Henley Beach, Kingston, Normanville.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


SA: Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Gawler (GAW), Kanmantoo (KAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, diurnal, folivore, herbivore, sap-feeder, terrestrial, volant.


General References

Kirkaldy, G.W. 1909. Catalogue of the Hemiptera (Heteroptera) with biological and anatomical references, lists of foodplants and parasites, etc. Prefaced by a discussion on nomenclature, and an analytical table of families. Cimicidae. Berlin : Felix L. Dames Vol. 1 xl 392 pp. [175] (catalogue, separate species)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
15-Aug-2012 15-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
06-Jun-2012 MODIFIED