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Species Eumenotes obscura Westwood, 1844

  • Eumenotes obscura Westwood, J.O. 1844. Descriptions of two new exotic Hemiptera in the cabinet of the British Museum. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London 1844: 115 [115].
    Type data:
     Lectotype OUM Hem. 327 , Malaysia (as Malaya).
    Subsequent designation references:
    Durai, P.S.S. 1987. A Revision of the Dinidoridae of the world (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Oriental Insects 21: 163-360 [262].
  • Aradus truncatus Walker, F. 1873. Catalogue of the specimens of Hemiptera Heteroptera in the collection of the British Museum. Part VII. Scutata. London : E. Newman Preface pp. 1-213. [39].
    Type data:
     Lectotype BMNH 63.47 , Penang.
    Paralectotype(s) BMNH, Sarawak; BMNH, Gilolo.
    Subsequent designation references:
    Durai, P.S.S. 1987. A Revision of the Dinidoridae of the world (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Oriental Insects 21: 163-360 [262].
  • Eumenotes insularis Distant, W.L. 1906. Oriental Heteroptera. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique (Comptes-rendus) 50: 405-417 [417].
    Type data:
     Lectotype BMNH , Sangir Is., Indonesia.
    Paralectotype(s) BMNH, Doherty Is.
    Subsequent designation references:
    Durai, P.S.S. 1987. A Revision of the Dinidoridae of the world (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Oriental Insects 21: 163-360 [262].
  • Eumenotes pacao Esaki, T. 1922. Notes on the systematic position of the genus Eumenotus with description of a new species (Hemiptera: Aradidae). Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus. Washington 10: 196-198 [197].
    Type data:
     Holotype KUEL , Kappanzan, near Toyen, Taiwan (as Formosa).
    Secondary source:
     Rolston, L.H., Rider, D.A., Murray, M.J. & Aalbu, R.L. 1996. Catalog of the Dinidoridae of the World. Papua New Guinea Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 39(1): 22-101 [78].

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Distant, W.L. 1903. Rhynchotal Notes. XIX. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 12: 469-480 [476] (synonym of Aradus truncatus)
  • Esaki, T. 1930. On the systematic position of the pentatomid genera Parastrachia Distant, and Eumenotes Westwood. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 10 5: 627-631 [630] (synonymy of Eumenotes insularis and Eumenotes pacao)

 

Distribution

Extra Distribution Information

N Australia; no exact Australian locality known.


Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, diurnal, herbivore (associated flora: Zea mays L. [POACEAE] Maize; Thea sp. [THEACEAE] Tea), sap-feeder, terrestrial, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Found in vegetable and food debris.

 

General References

Banks, C.S. 1909. Rhynchota Palawanica, Part I: Heteroptera. Philippine Journal of Science 4: 553-593 pls I-II [564] (distribution)

Blöte, H.C. 1945. Catalogue of the Pentatomidae in the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie. Part I: Tessaratominae, Urolabidinae. Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) 25: 285-316 [308] (list)

Breddin, G. 1901. Die Hemipteren von Celebes ein beitrag zur faunistik der insel. Abhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Halle 24: 1-213 1 pl. [14] (distribution)

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. [422] (first Australian record)

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. [364] (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. [155 fig. 114] (description, distribution)

Dohrn, A. 1859. Catalogus Hemipterorum. Herausgegeben von dem Entomologischen verein zu Stettin. Stettin : Herrcke & Lebeling ii 112 pp. [23] (list)

Durai, P.S.S. 1986. Updating the taxonomy and distribution of the Malaysian Dinidoridae. Planti News 5(1): 4-6 [4-6] (distribution)

Durai, P.S.S. 1987. A Revision of the Dinidoridae of the world (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Oriental Insects 21: 163-360 [262] (description, host, synonymy)

Durai, P.S.S. 1993. The life history of Eumenotes obscura Westwood (Pentatomidae: Dinidoridae). Malaysian Journal of Agriculture 55(1): 41-51 (biology)

Hoffmann, W.E. 1948. First supplement to a catalogue of Scutelleridae. Lingnan Science Journal 22: 1-41 [20] (distribution)

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. [361] (catalogue)

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [240] (catalogue)

Lis, J.A. 1990. New genera, new species, new records and checklist of the Old World Dinidoridae (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum, Entomology 1: 103-147 [143] (distribution)

Lis, J.A. 1992. New records of oriental and Australian Dinidoridae with descriptions of two new species (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum, Entomology 3: 35-43 [42] (distribution)

Miller, N.C.E. 1956. The Biology of the Heteroptera. London : Leonard Hill Ltd x 162 pp. [46] (habitat)

Rolston, L.H., Rider, D.A., Murray, M.J. & Aalbu, R.L. 1996. Catalog of the Dinidoridae of the World. Papua New Guinea Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 39(1): 22-101 [77] (catalogue)

Schaefer, C.W. & Ahmad, I. 1987. The food plants of four pentatomoid families (Hemiptera: Acanthosomatidae, Tessaratomidae, Urostylidae, and Dinidoridae). Phytophaga. Palermo 1: 21-34 [30] (host plant)

Schouteden, H. 1913. Heteroptera. Fam. Pentatomidae. Subfam. Dinidorinae. Genera Insectorum 153: 1-19 2 pls [16] (list, separate species)

Scudder, G.G.E. 1959. The female genitalia of the Heteroptera: morphology and bearing on classification. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 111: 405-467 [414] (female genitalia)

Stål, C. 1870. Enumeratio Hemipterorum. Bidrag till en förteckning öfver aller hittills kända Hemiptera, jemte systematiska meddelanden. 1. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm 9(1): 1-232 [89] (list)

Stål, C. 1871. Hemiptera insularum Philippinarum. Bidrag till Philippinska öarnes Hemipter-fauna. Öfversigt af Kongelige Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar, Stockholm 27: 607-776 [609, 645] (description)

Vollenhoven, S.C.S. van 1868. Essai d'un Faune entomologique de l'Archipel indo-néerlandais. 3ème Monographie: famille des Pentatomides. Pt 1. La Haye : Martinus Nijhoff 49 pp. [49] (description)

Walker, F. 1868. Catalogue of the Specimens of Heteropterous Hemiptera in the Collection of the British Museum. Part III. London : E. Newman Preface pp. 419-599. [504] (list)

Westwood, J.O. 1847. Descriptions of various exotic Heteropterous Hemiptera. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 4: 243-249 [247 pl. 18 fig. 4] (description)

 

History of changes

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