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Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Cydnochoerus nigrosignatus (White, 1878)



Extra Distribution Information

Locality in Australia unknown.

Ecological Descriptors

Burrower, ground dweller, litter, root-feeder, terrestrial, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

In well drained, often dry, open areas with patchy vegetation, coastal sand dunes, lowland inland flood plains, tussock grasslands, under stones, under debris, in New Zealand found at base of Festuca novaezelandiae, Muehlenbeckia and Coprosoma, overwinters as adult.


General References

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 [172] (incorrect subsequent spelling as Choerocydnus nigrostignatus)

Kirkaldy, G.W. 1909. A list of Hemiptera (excluding Sternorrhyncha) of the Maorian Subregion, with notes on a few of the species. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 41: 22-29 [25] (incorrect subsequent spelling as Choerocydnus nigrisignata)

Larivière, M.-C. 1995. Cydnidae, Acanthosomatidae, and Pentatomidae (Insecta: Heteroptera): systematics, geographical distribution, and bioecology. Fauna of New Zealand 35: 1-119 [16] (description)

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [68] (catalogue, incorrect subsequent spelling as Choerocydnus albosignatus)

Lis, J.A. 1995. A synonymic list of burrower bugs of the Australian Region (Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 6(2): 137-149 [143] (list)

Lis, J.A. 1999. Burrower bugs of the Old World - a catalogue (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 10(2): 165-249 [195] (catalogue)

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 [4] (incorrect subsequent spelling as Chaerocydnus nigrosignatus)

Myers, J.G. 1926. Biological notes on New Zealand Heteroptera. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 56: 449-511 pls 81-86 [510] (incorrect subsequent spelling as Chaerocydnus nigrosignatus)

Signoret, V. 1882. Révision du groupe des Cydnides de la famille des Pentatomides—sixième partie. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 6 2: 145-168 [167] (incorrect subsequent spelling as Choerocydnus albosignatus)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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