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Species Coptosoma nepalensis Westwood, 1837

  • Coptosoma nepalensis Westwood, J.O. 1837. A Catalogue of Hemiptera in the Collection of the Rev. F.W. Hope and Descriptions of the new Species of Scutelleridae. Part I. London : J.C. Bridgewater 46 pp. [17].
    Type data:
     Holotype OUM Hem. 10 , Nepal.
  • Thyreocoris circumscriptus Germar, E.F. 1839. Beiträge zu einer Monographie der Schildwanzen. Zeitschrift für Entomologie (Germar) 1: 1-146 1 colour pl. [29].
    Type data:
     Holotype ZMB sex unknown, Adelaide, SA.
  • Coptosoma cinctum Vollenhoven, S.C.S. van 1863. Essai d'une Faune Entomologique de l'Archipel Indo-néerlandais. Première Monographie: Famille des Scutellerides. La Haye : Martinus Nijhoff 60 pp. Index 4 pls. [46].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) RMNH sex unknown, Java, Timor, Indonesia.
  • Coptosoma obrosum Montandon, A.L. 1895. Viaggio di Leonardo Fea in Birmania e regioni vicine. LVIII. Hémiptères de la s. fam. des Plataspidinae récoltés par M. Leonardo Fea et régions voisines. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Genova 34: 119-144 [138].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) MCG 21, Shwegoo, Birmanie.


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Stål, C. 1876. Enumeratio Hemipterorum. Bidrag till en förteckning öfver aller hittills kända Hemiptera, jemte systematiska meddelanden. 5. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm 14(4): 1-162 [13] (synonymy of Coptosoma circumscriptus and Coptosoma cinctum)
  • 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. [335] (synonymy of Coptosoma obrosum)





IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), NSW North Coast (NNC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

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


General References

Atkinson, E.T. 1887. Notes on Indian Rhynchota: Heteroptera. No. 1. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 56: 22-61 [32]

Dallas, W.S. 1851. List of the Specimens of Hemipterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. London : Richard Taylor Part 1 368 pp. XI pls. [63] (list, separate species)

Distant, W.L. 1901. Notes and descriptions relating to some Plataspinae and Graphosominae (Rhynchota). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 8: 233-242 [240] (list)

Distant, W.L. 1903. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Rhynchota (Heteroptera). London : Taylor & Francis Vol. 2(1) x 242 pp. [30]

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [8] (catalogue)

Walker, F. 1867. Catalogue of the Specimens of Heteropterous Hemiptera in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Scutata. London : E. Newman Preface pp. 1-240. [86]


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