Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Diaphyta pulchra (Dallas, 1851)

  • Cuspicona pulchra 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. [298].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH , Australia (as New Holland).




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Mt Lamington, NSW—Bega, Clarence River, Pearl Beach, SA—Mallaga Falls.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, Qld, SA: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Gawler (GAW), Kanmantoo (KAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), NSW North Coast (NNC), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, herbivore (associated flora: Casuarina torulosa Aiton [CASUARINACEAE]), sap-feeder, subtropical, temperate, terrestrial, volant.


General References

Distant, W.L. 1900. Rhynchotal notes. IV. Heteroptera: Pentatominae (part). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 5: 386-397, 420-435 [422] (list)

Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [487, 490, fig. 224] (key, description, habitus)

Leston, D. 1955. Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera): new species and synonymy. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12 8: 698-704 [704] (type species)

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [180] (catalogue)

McDonald, F.J.D. 2001. Two new species of Diaphyta Bergroth with notes on the genus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Australian Journal of Entomology 40: 17-22 [17, 19] (key, diagnosis, distribution)

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. [386] (list)


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