Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Agonosoma trilineatum (Fabricius, 1781)

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy


Generic Combinations

  • Agonosoma trilineatum (Fabricius, 1781).





Extra Distribution Information

Native to the Neotropical region; Panama, Colombia, Venezuella, Surinam, Grenada and Trinidad

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Herbivore (associated flora: Jatropha gossypifolia L. [EUPHORBIACEAE] (biological agent)), volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Sexually dimorphic; biocontrol agent


General References

Cassis, G. & Vanags, L. 2006. Jewel Bugs of Australia (Insecta: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae). Denisia Neue Serie 50: 275-398 [330] (introduced to Australia to control Jatropha gossypifolia)


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)
04-Oct-2010 ADDED