Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Coracanthella geophila (Montrouzier, 1858)

  • Scutellera geophila Montrouzier, P. 1858. Description de quelques Hémiptères de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Annales de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon ns 5: 243-260 [243].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) MNHP (depository uncertain), New Caledonia (as Nouvelle Calédonie).
  • Podops teter 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. [227].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) NMV , Queensland.


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Musgrave, A. 1930. Contributions to the knowledge of Australian Hemiptera. No. II. A revision of the subfamily Graphosomatinae (Family Pentatomidae). Records of the Australian Museum 17: 317-341 pls LII-LIV [338] (synonymy of Podops teter and nov. comb. as Coracanthella geophila)




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Bowen, Cairns, Tully, NSW—Sydney.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Arnhem (CA), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), NSW North Coast (NNC), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, herbivore, sap-feeder, subtropical, temperate, terrestrial, tropical, volant.


General References

Distant, W.L. 1914. Rhynchota from New Caledonia and the surrounding islands. 369-390 pls xi, xii in Sarasin, F. & Roux, J. (eds). Nova Caledonia Forschungen in Neu-Caledonien und auf den Loyalty-Inseln A. Zoologie. Wiesbaden : C.W. Kreidels Vol. 2. [371] (description)

Gross, G.F. 1975. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 1 250 pp., 3 colour pls. [224] (note)

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. [235] (catalogue)

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [56] (catalogue)

Montrouzier, P. 1858. Description de quelques Hémiptères de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Annales de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon ns 5: 243-260 [243]

Montrouzier, X. 1861. Essai sur la faune entomologique de la Nouvelle-Calédonie (Balade) et des îles des Pins, Art, Lifu, etc. Hémiptères. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 4 1: 59-74 [61] (New Caledonia)


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