Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Eupolemus venustulus (Walker, 1867)

  • Rhaphigaster venustulus 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. [372].
    Type data:
     Holotype NMV sex unknown, QLD.
  • Amphaces v-album Reuter, O.M. 1881. Acanthosomina et Urolabidina nova et minus cognita. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 25: 67-86 [72] [first introduced as Amphaces V-album].
    Type data:
     Holotype UZMH , N Australia (as Australia boreali).
  • Eupolemus distanti Jensen-Haarup, A.C. 1930. New or little known Hemiptera Heteroptera I. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1930: 215-222 pl. IV [217].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) ZMUC 3, Portland, VIC (as Portland, Australia).


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • 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. [368, 647] (new synonymy and nov. comb. as Eupolemus venustulus)




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

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Mt Norman, NSW—New England National Park, ACT—Mt Gingera, VIC—Beaconsfield, Bogong Plains, Emerald, Frankston, Grampians, Hotham region, Mt Donna Buang, TAS—Arthur Plains, Bicheno, Condominion Creek, Cradle Mountain, Derwent Bridge, Huon, Junction Creek, Lake Pedder, Rypert Point.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Kanmantoo (KAN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, diurnal, folivore, herbivore, sap-feeder, terrestrial, volant.


General References

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. [170] (catalogue, Amphaces v-album)


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