Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Catacanthus punctus (Fabricius, 1787)





Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Bamaga, Bowen, Cape Tribulation, Cedar Bay, Cooktown, Cooper Creek, Emu Park, Gordonvale, Keppel Bay, Proserpine, Tanby.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), NSW North Coast (NNC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, closed forest, frugivorous, herbivore (associated flora: Ixora queenslandica Fosberg [RUBIACEAE]), sap-feeder, terrestrial, tropical, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Feeding on berries of host plant.


General References

Ahmad, I. & Kamaluddin, S. 1981. A new species of the genus Catacanthus Spinola (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae) from the New Hebrides with morphological notes on two other Australian species and their relationships. Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 18: 227-233 [230-231, figs 8-10, 24-28, 30, 32] (description, habitus)

Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [446] (note)

Kirkaldy, G.W. 1905. Memoir on the Rhynchota collected by Dr. Arthur Willey, F.R.S., chiefly in Birara (New Britain) and Lifu. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 1905: 327-363, pl. 17 [354] (synonymy)

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. [114] (catalogue)

Roemer, J.J. 1789. Genera Insectorum Linnei et Fabricii iconibus illustrata. Vitoduri : Steiner 86 pp. 37 pls. [80 pl. 10 fig. 9]

Stål, C. 1876. Enumeratio Hemipterorum. Bidrag till en förteckning öfver aller hittills kända Hemiptera, jemte systematiska meddelanden. 5. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm 14(4): 1-162 [89] (list; as Catacanthus nigripes Fabricius, 1775: Sulzer, 1776)

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 [204] (colour, QLD)

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. [351] (list; as Catacanthus nigripes Fabricius, 1775: Sulzer, 1776)


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)
06-Nov-2013 Pentatominae 06-Nov-2013 MODIFIED
15-Aug-2012 06-Nov-2013 MODIFIED
06-Nov-2013 MODIFIED