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Species Lampromicra senator (Fabricius, 1803)


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

N Gulf, NE coastal, SE coastal, Murray-Darling basin, Lake Eyre basin, SW coastal, N coastal, QLD—Bowen, Cape York, Gayndah, Innisfail, Kuranda, Marmor, Moreton Bay, Mt Tamborine, Rockhampton, Somerset, Yeppoon, Torres Strait Ils (Darnley Is., Moa Is., Murray Is.), NSW—Blue Mountains, Nepean River, North Harbour, Sydney, Terrigal, Tweed River, NT—Melville Is.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Kimberley (CK), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Esperance Plains (ESP), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Gulf Plains (GUP), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), Northern Kimberley (NK), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Victorian Midlands (VM), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, diurnal, folivore, herbivore (associated flora: Ficus carica L. [MORACEAE] Fig; Arachis hypogaea L. [FABACEAE] Peanut; Breynia oblongifolia J.Muell [EUPHORBIACEAE]; Lantana camara L. [VERBENACEAE]; Mimosa pigra L. [FABACEAE]; Adiantum aethiopicum F. [ADIANTACEAE] Common Maidenhair Fern; Bursaria sp. [PITTOSPORACEAE]; Ficus leucotricha (Miq.) Miq. [MORACEAE] Rock Fig), sap-feeder, terrestrial, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Adults overwinter under stones, dry logs and in leaf litter, oviposit on underside of leaves.


General References

Bergroth, E. 1908. Enumeratio Pentatomidarum post Catalogum bruxellensem descriptarum. Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 15: 131-200 [140] (description, separate species)

Black, G.M. 1968. Pentatomidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) collected by the Noona Dan Expedition in the Philippine, Bismarck and Solomon Islands. Entomologiske Meddelelser 36: 560-576 [573]

Breddin, G. 1900. Hemiptera gesammelt von Professor Kükenthal im Malayischen Archipel. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 25: 139-202 [140] (description)

Carpenter, G.H. 1891. Reports on the zoological collections made in Torres Straits by Professor A.C. Haddon, 1888–1889. Rhynchota from Murray Island and Mabuiag. Scientific Proceedings of the Royal Dublin Society 7: 137-146 [137] (Murray Is.)

Cassis, G. & Vanags, L. 2006. Jewel Bugs of Australia (Insecta: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae). Denisia Neue Serie 50: 275-398 [375] (redescription, diagnosis, distribution, key to spp., illustrations)

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. [22] (description)

Distant, W.L. 1888. An enumeration of the Rhynchota received from Baron von Müller and collected by Mr. Sayer in New Guinea during Mr. Cuthbertson's Expedition. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1888: 475-489 pl. XIII [476]

Distant, W.L. 1899. Rhynchotal notes—Heteroptera: Scutellerinae and Graphosomatinae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 4: 29-52 [35, 50, 51] (description, synonymy)

Distant, W.L. 1904. Rhynchotal notes. XXII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 13: 263-276 [276]

Froggatt, W.W. 1907. Australian Insects. Sydney : W. Brooks & Co. xiv 449 pp., 37 pls. [Date published April 11, 1907] [327 pl. 32 fig. 8] (description)

Horváth, G. 1919. Hemipteren von den Aru- and Kei- Inseln. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 35(3): 305-314 [307] (description)

Javahery, M., Schaefer, C.W. & Lattin, J.D. 2000. Shield Bugs (Scutelleridae). pp. 475-503 in Schaefer, C.W. & Panizzi, A.R. (eds). Heteroptera of Economic Importance. Boca Raton : CRC Press 828 pp. [492] (bionomics)

Kirkaldy, G.W. 1901. Notes on some Rhynchota collected chiefly in China and Japan by Mr. T.B. Fletcher, R.N., F.E.S. The Entomologist 34(453): 49-52 [52] (QLD, Malaysia)

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 [359]

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. [299-300] (catalogue)

Kumar, R. 1964. On the structure and function of the so called ejaculatory reservoir in Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 75: 51-65 [60 figs] (morphology)

Kumar, R. 1965. Contributions to the morphology and relationships of Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) Part I. Scutelleridae. Journal of the Entomological Society of Queensland 4: 41-55 [41-42 figs] (morphology)

McDonald, F.J.D. 1961. A comparative study of the male genitalia of Queensland Scutellerinae Leach (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). University of Queensland Papers, Department of Entomology 1: 173-186 [175-176, 184 figs 5-8] (male genitalia)

McDonald, F.J.D. 1963. A comparative study of the female genitalia of Queensland Scutellerinae Leach (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). University of Queensland Papers, Department of Entomology 1: 229-236 [232 figs 8-9] (female genitalia)

McDonald, F.J.D. 1963. Morphology of the male genitalia of five Queensland Scutellerinae (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Queensland 2: 24-30 [24, 26, 29-30 figs 1-10] (male genitalia)

McDonald, F.J.D. 1963. Nymphal systematics and life histories of some Queensland Scutellerinae Leach (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). University of Queensland Papers, Department of Entomology 1: 277-295 [277-282, 293 figs 1-10] (larvae)

Schouteden, H. 1904. Descriptions de scutellériens nouveaux ou peu connus (Pentatomides). Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique (Comptes-rendus) 48: 296-303 [297] (male genitalia)

Schouteden, H. 1904. Heteroptera. Fam. Pentatomidae. Subfam. Scutellerinae. Genera Insectorum 24: 1-98 5 pls [29, 30] (presenting alternative taxonomic arrangement Philia ditissima Vollenhoven, 1863 as junior synonym)

Schouteden, H. 1907. Les types d'Hémiptères de Montrouzier. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique (Comptes-rendus) 51: 106-118 [108] (stat. nov. as Lampromicra senator metallica)

Schouteden, H. 1907. Notes on the Pentatomidae (Hemiptera Heteroptera) described by Dr. Snellen van Vollenhoven. Notes from the Leyden Museum 30: 33-46 [38, 45] (description)

Stål, C. 1868. Hemiptera Fabriciana. Fabricianska Hemipterarter, efter de i Köpenhamn och Kiel förvarade typexemplaren granskade och beskrifne. 1. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm 7(11): 1-148 [10] (as Philia senator)

Szent-Ivany, J.J.H. & Catley, A. 1960. Host plant and distribution records of some insects in New Guinea and adjacent islands. Pacific Insects 2: 255-261 [256]

Tryon, H. 1892. Zoology of British New Guinea, II Hemiptera. Annals of the Queensland Museum 2: 13-24 [14] (New Guinea)

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 [189]

Vollenhoven, S.C.S. van 1863. Essai d'une Faune Entomologique de l'Archipel Indo-néerlandais. Première Monographie: Famille des Scutellerides. La Haye : Martinus Nijhoff 60 pp. Index 4 pls. [25] (description)

Walker, F. 1867. Catalogue of the Specimens of Heteropterous Hemiptera in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Scutata. London : E. Newman Preface pp. 1-240. [43] (list)


History of changes

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