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Subspecies Cermatulus nasalis nasalis (Westwood, 1837)

  • Aelia nasalis 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. [32].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) OUM Hem. 158 5 specimens, Melville Is., NT; Australia (as New Holland).
  • Asopus nummularis Erichson, W.F. 1842. Beitrag zur Insecten-fauna von Vandiemensland, mit besonderer Berucksichtigung der geographischen Verbreitung der Insecten. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 8(1): 83-287, pls 4, 5 [258, 276].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) ZMB sex unknown (depository uncertain), TAS (as Vandiemensland).
  • Rhaphigaster pentatomoides 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. [370].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) BMNH 4 specimens, Moreton Bay, QLD; TAS; Australia (no exact locality); New Zealand.
  • Asopus binotatus 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. [144].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH, unknown.
    Type locality references:
    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. [443] (original type locality as 'Brazil'; in error).

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • 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. [106] (synonymy of Asopus nummularis)
  • Butler, A.G. 1874. Insects. II. pp. 25-52 in Richardson, J. & Grey, J.E. (eds). The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. "Erebus & Terror". London : E.W. Janson. [pl. 7 fig. 4] (synonymy of Rhaphigaster pentatomoides)
  • Distant, W.L. 1900. Rhynchotal notes. V. Heteroptera: Asopinae and Tessaratominae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 6: 55-64 [55] (synonymy of Rhaphigaster pentatomoides and Asopus binotatus)

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Brisbane, Bunya Mountains, Townsville, Yandina, NSW—Dorrigo, Mullaley, VIC—Dobie, Mt Macedon, TAS—Furneaus Is., Magnet, Swansea, SA—Adelaide, Ardrossan, Corny Point, Edwardtown, Blackwood, Belair National Park, Flinders Is., Fowlers Bay, Glen Stuart, Klemzig, Lucindale, Meningie, Mitcham, Paney Station, Underdale, Warradale, Windsor, WA—Applecross, Busselton, Corackerup Creek, Geraldton, Mandurah, Ravensthorpe, Star Swamp Beach, Toompup, Wongan Hills.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Central Arnhem (CA), Carnarvon (CAR), Channel Country (CHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gascoyne (GAS), Gawler (GAW), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), King (KIN), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Murchison (MUR), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), NSW North Coast (NNC), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Pilbara (PIL), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, arthropod-feeder (host(s): Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758) [NYMPHALIDAE] Monarch; Caliroa cerasi (Linnaeus, 1758) [TENTHREDINIDAE] Pear Slug, Cherry Slug; Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766) [NOCTUIDAE]; Mythimna separata (Walker, 1865) [NOCTUIDAE]; Persectania aversa (Walker, 1856) [NOCTUIDAE]; Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner, 1808) [NOCTUIDAE]; Tortrix excessana (Walker, 1863) [TORTRICIDAE]; Crambus vittellus Dbld., 1843 [PYRALIDAE]; Paropsis charybdis Stål, 1860 [CHRYSOMELIDAE]; Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863) [TORTRICIDAE]; Melampsalta cruentata (Fabricius, 1775) [CICADIDAE]; Asaphodes megaspilata (Walker, 1862) [GEOMETRIDAE]; Venusia verriculata (R.Feld., 1875) [GEOMETRIDAE]; Vanessa gonerilla (Fabr., 1775) [NYMPHALIDAE]; Gonipterus scutellatus Gyllenhal, 1833 [CURCULIONIDAE]), predator, subtropical, temperate, terrestrial, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Polyphagous predator of (mainly) lepidopterous larvae, collected on Eucalyptus species (MYRTACEAE), Leptospermum scoparium (MYRTACEAE) and Metrisoderos scandens (MYRTACEAE), collected on shrubs and tussocks, Asolcus species (Scelionidae: Hymenoptera) parasite.

 

General References

Awan, M.S. 1988. Development and mating behaviour of Oechalia schellenbergii (Guérin-Méneville) and Cermatulus nasalis (Westwood) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 27: 183-187 (biology)

De Clerq, P. 2000. Predaceous Stinkbugs (Pentatomidae: Asopinae). pp. 737-789 in Schaefer, C.W. & Panizzi, A.R. (eds). Heteroptera of Economic Importance. Boca Raton : CRC Press 828 pp. [768] (bionomics)

Edwards, P.B. & Suckling, D.M. 1980. Cermatulus nasalis and Oechalia schellenbergii (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) as predators of Eucalyptus tortoise beetle larvae Paropsis charybdis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), in New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist 7: 158-164 (biology, prey species)

Eyles, A.C. 1960. Insects associated with the major fodder crops in the North Island. II. Hemiptera. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research 3: 994-1008 [1004] (biology)

Froggatt, W.W. 1902. Notes on Australian Hemiptera. (Plant Bugs). Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales 13: 318-324 1 colour pl. [320, pl. 2 fig. 28] (diagnosis, habitus)

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. [228] (description, host animals)

Hudson, G.V. 1892. An Elementary Manual of New Zealand Entomology being an introduction to the study of our native insects. London : West, Newman & Co. 128 pp. 20 pls. [pl. 20 fig. 3] (New Zealand, habitus)

Hutton, F.W. 1898. Synopsis of the Hemiptera of New Zealand which have been described previous to 1896. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 30: 167-187 [170] (New Zealand)

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. [26] (catalogue)

Larivière, M.-C. 1995. Cydnidae, Acanthosomatidae, and Pentatomidae (Insecta: Heteroptera): systematics, geographical distribution, and bioecology. Fauna of New Zealand 35: 1-119 [30] (description)

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [208] (catalogue)

McKeown, K.C. 1942. Australian insects. The bugs—order Hemiptera-Heteroptera, I. Australian Museum Magazine 8: 27-31 [31] (biology)

Myers, J.G. 1922. The order Hemiptera in New Zealand with special reference to its biological economic aspects. New Zealand Journal of Science and Technology 5(1): 1-12 [3] (New Zealand)

Myers, J.G. 1926. Biological notes on New Zealand Heteroptera. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 56: 449-511 pls 81-86 [490] (biology)

Pendergrast, J.G. 1957. Studies on the reproductive organs of the Heteroptera with a consideration of their bearing on classification. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 109: 1-63 [22] (morphology)

Ramsay, G.W. 1963. Predaceous shield-bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist 3: 3-6 1 pl. 1 [3] (biology, New Zealand)

Ramsay, G.W. 1964. Two species of shield bug that destroy caterpillars. New Zealand Journal of Agriculture 109: 17 [17] (biology, New Zealand)

Schmeltz, J.D.E. 1874. Catalog der zum Verkauf stehenden Doubletten aus den naturhistorischen Expedition der Herren Joh. Hamburg : Ges. Godeffroy & Sohn Vol. 5 xxxvi 215 pp. [63] (distribution)

Schouteden, H. 1907. Heteroptera. Fam. Pentatomidae. Subfam. Asopinae (Amyoteinae). Genera Insectorum 52: 1-82 5 pls [67, pl. 5] (list)

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 [35] (list)

Thomas, D.B. 1994. Taxonomic synopsis of the Old World asopine genera (Pentatomidae: Heteroptera). Insecta Mundi 8(3–4): 145-212 [172] (synonymy, bibliography)

Valentine, E.W. 1964. A note on the Asolcus spp. (Scelionidae: Hymenoptera) parasitic upon shield bug eggs (Pentatomidae: Acanthosomidae: Heteroptera) in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Science 7: 643 [643] (parasite)

Van Duzee, E.P. 1905. Notes on Australian Pentatomidae, with descriptions of a few new species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 21: 187-214 [210] (distribution)

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. [143] (list)

Woodward, T.E. 1950. A new species of Cermatulus Dallas from the Three Kings Islands, New Zealand (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum 4: 24-30 [26] (diagnosis)

Woodward, T.E. 1953. The Heteroptera of New Zealand Part I—Introduction; Cydnidae; Pentatomidae. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 80: 299-321 [41] (description, New Zealand)

 

History of changes

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