Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Scutiphora pedicellata (Kirby, 1826)

Metallic Shield Bug




Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Bunya Mountains, Lamington National Park, Mt Tamborine, Stanthorpe, NSW—Colo Vale, Dunedoo, Exeter, Rocky River, South West Rocks, Sydney, Tweed River, TAS—Hobart, Maria Is., SA—Beachport region; erroneus record from New Zealand in Cassis & Gross, 2002

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Flinders (FLI), King (KIN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), NSW North Coast (NNC), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, diurnal, folivore, granivore, gregarious, herbivore (associated flora: Crataegus oxycantha L. [ROSACEAE] Hawthorn; Prunus domestica L. [ROSACEAE] Plum; Dodonaea triquetra Wendl. [SAPINDACEAE]; Sambucus gaudichaudiana DC. [CAPRIFOLIACEAE]), sap-feeder, terrestrial, under bark, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Found on various fruit trees and garden plants.


General References

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. [19] (description)

Froggatt, W.W. 1897. Entomological notes. Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales 8: 99-104, unnumbered pl. [104] (description, biology)

Froggatt, W.W. 1902. Notes on Australian Hemiptera. (Plant Bugs). Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales 13: 318-324 1 colour pl. [3 fig. 3] (description, biology)

Froggatt, W.W. 1907. Australian Insects. Sydney : W. Brooks & Co. xiv 449 pp., 37 pls. [Date published April 11, 1907] [327 pl. 31 fig. 3] (description)

Germar, E.F. 1839. Beiträge zu einer Monographie der Schildwanzen. Zeitschrift für Entomologie (Germar) 1: 1-146 1 colour pl. [110] (description)

Hely, P.C., Pasfield, G. & Gellatley, J.G. 1982. Insect Pests of Fruit and Vegetables in NSW. Melbourne : Inkata Press 312 pp. [124, 145, 165] (bionomics)

Hutton, F.W. 1874. List of the insects recorded as having been found in New Zealand previous to the year 1870. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 6: 158-171 [169] (New Zealand, erroneous record)

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 [169] (New Zealand, erroneous record)

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. [308, 373] (catalogue)

Laporte, F.L. de 1833. Essai d'une classification systématique de l'ordre des Hémiptères (Hémiptères Héteroptères, Latr.). Magasin de Zoologie (Paris) 2: 17-75, Supplement: 76-88 [71] (description)

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [18] (catalogue)

Mayr, G. 1866. Hemiptera. Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wällerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band. I. Abtheilung. B. Wien : Karl Gerold's Sohn 1-204 pls I-V. [23] (list)

McDonald, F.J.D. 1961. A comparative study of the male genitalia of Queensland Scutellerinae Leach (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). University of Queensland Papers, Department of Entomology 1: 173-186 [176-177, 185 figs 9-13] (male genitalia)

McDonald, F.J.D. 1963. A comparative study of the female genitalia of Queensland Scutellerinae Leach (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). University of Queensland Papers, Department of Entomology 1: 229-236 [231-232 figs 6, 7] (female genitalia)

McDonald, F.J.D. 1963. Morphology of the male genitalia of five Queensland Scutellerinae (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Queensland 2: 24-30 [30] (male genitalia)

McDonald, F.J.D. 1963. Nymphal systematics and life histories of some Queensland Scutellerinae Leach (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). University of Queensland Papers, Department of Entomology 1: 277-295 [282-285, 293 figs 11-16] (life cycle)

McDonald, F.J.D. & Cassis, G. 1984. Revision of the Australian Scutelleridae Leach (Hemiptera). Australian Journal of Zoology 32: 537-572 [522 figs 49-50] (description)

McKeown, K.C. 1942. Australian Insects. An Introductory Handbook. Sydney : Sydney & Melbourne Publishing Co. Pty Ltd 303 pp. [86] (biology)

Myers, J.G. 1926. Biological notes on New Zealand Heteroptera. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 56: 449-511 pls 81-86 [488] (New Zealand, erroneous record)

Myers, J.G. & China, W.E. 1928. A list of New Zealand Heteroptera with the description of a remarkable green aradid representing a new genus. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 10 1: 377-394 [385] (New Zealand, erroneous record)

Schouteden, H. 1904. Heteroptera. Fam. Pentatomidae. Subfam. Scutellerinae. Genera Insectorum 24: 1-98 5 pls [17] (list)

Stål, C. 1873. Enumeratio Hemipterorum. Bidrag till en förteckning öfver aller hittills kända Hemiptera, jemte systematiska meddelanden. 3. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm 11(2): 1-163 [10] (list, synonymy)

Tillyard, R.J. 1926. The Insects of Australia and New Zealand. Sydney : Angus & Robertson Ltd 560 pp. 42 pls. [149 pl. 12 fig. 12] (description)

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. [23] (list)

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. [4] (list)

White, A. 1842. Description of Hemipterous insects of the section Heteroptera. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 3: 84-94 [87]

White, F.B. 1878. List of the Hemiptera of New Zealand. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 14: 274-277 [275] (New Zealand, erroneous record)


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)
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