Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Garceus fidelis Distant, 1893

  • Garceus fidelis Distant, W.L. 1893. On new and little-known Tessaratominae of the Order Rhynchota. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6 11: 430-435 [435].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) BMNH (only one specimen found), Peak Downs, QLD; Australia (no exact locality given).





Extra Distribution Information

Endeavour River, Kuranda, Redlynch, Townsville.

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, diurnal, folivore, gregarious, herbivore (associated flora: Elaeocarpus sp. [ELAEOCARPACEAE]; Elaeocarpus grandis F.Muell. [ELAEOCARPACEAE]), sap-feeder, terrestrial, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Maternal care, larvae cling to underside of female.


General References

Bequaert, J. 1935. Presocial behaviour among the Hemiptera. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 30(5): 177-191 [183] (maternal care)

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. [359] (catalogue)

Kumar, R. 1969. Morphology and relationships of the Pentatomoidea (Heteroptera) IV. Oncomerinae (Tessaratomidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 17: 553-606 [601] (biology)

Leston, D. & Scudder, G.G.E. 1957. The taxonomy of the bronze orange-bug and related Australian Oncomerinae (Hemiptera: Tessaratomidae). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12 10: 439-448 [441, 447 fig. 15] (distribution)

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [233] (catalogue)

Rolston, L.H., Aalbu, R.L., Murray, M.J. & Rider, D.A. 1993. A catalog of the Tessaratomidae of the world. Papua New Guinea Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 36: 36-108 [45] (catalogue)

Sinclair, D.P. 2000. A generic revision of the Oncomerinae (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea: Tessaratomidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 46: 307-329 [314] (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)
15-Aug-2012 15-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
18-Jun-2012 MODIFIED