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Species Megymenum spinosum (Burmeister, 1834)



Extra Distribution Information

Australia, no exact locality.

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, diurnal, folivore, herbivore (associated flora: Momordica charantia L. [CUCURBITACEAE] Wild Balsam Apple, Bitter Gourd; Imperata cylindrica (L.) P.Beauv. [POACEAE] Blady Grass; Sorghum sp. [POACEAE]; Citrus sp. [RUTACEAE]), sap-feeder, terrestrial, volant.


General References

Amyot, C.J.B. & Audinet-Serville, J.G. 1843. Histoire Naturelle des Insects. Hémiptères. Paris : Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Rue Hautefeuille 10 B13 676 pp. [182 pl. 3 fig. 10] (description)

Atkinson, E.T. 1889. Notes on Indian Rhynchota; Heteroptera. No. 5. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 58: 20-109 [93] (catalogue)

Banks, C.S. 1909. Rhynchota Palawanica, Part I: Heteroptera. Philippine Journal of Science 4: 553-593 pls I-II [565] (Philippines)

Blanchard, E. 1840. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes Orthoptères, Nevroptères, Hémiptères, Hymenoptères, Lépidoptères et Diptères. Paris : P. Duménil Vol. 3 85-218 pp. [141]

Burmeister, H. 1835. Handbuch der Entomologie. Zweiter Band: II Ordnung Rhynchota. Berlin : Theod. Ehr. Friedr. Enslin iv 400 pp. [350] (description)

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. [363, 363] (list)

Dammerman, K.W. 1948. The fauna of Krakatau 1883–1933. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen [Verh. Akad. Amsterdam] 44: 1-594 [461, 551]

Distant, W.L. 1904. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Rhynchota (Heteroptera). London : Taylor & Francis Vol. 2(2) xvii 243-503 pp. [287] (description)

Durai, P.S.S. 1986. Updating the taxonomy and distribution of the Malaysian Dinidoridae. Planti News 5(1): 4-6 [2-6] (distribution)

Herrich-Schaeffer, G.A.W. 1840. Die Wanzenartigen Insecten. Getreu nach der Natur abgebildet und beschrieben. Nürnburg : C.H. Zeh'schen Buchhandlung Vol. 5 pp. 61-80. [61 fig. 503] (description)

Hoffmann, W.E. 1948. First supplement to a catalogue of Scutelleridae. Lingnan Science Journal 22: 1-41 [25]

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. [259] (catalogue, separate species)

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [240] (catalogue)

Lis, J.A. 1990. New genera, new species, new records and checklist of the Old World Dinidoridae (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum, Entomology 1: 103-147 [138, 139, 144] (distribution)

Lis, J.A. 1992. New records of oriental and Australian Dinidoridae with descriptions of two new species (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum, Entomology 3: 35-43 [41] (distribution)

Lis, J.A. & Kocorek, A. 1996. Thalma secunda n.sp. from New Guinea, and notes on other species of the family (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Dinidoridae). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum, Entomology 6-7: 249-252 [251] (Indonesia, Malaysia)

Rolston, L.H., Rider, D.A., Murray, M.J. & Aalbu, R.L. 1996. Catalog of the Dinidoridae of the World. Papua New Guinea Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 39(1): 22-101 [75] (catalogue)

Schaefer, C.W. & Ahmad, I. 1987. The food plants of four pentatomoid families (Hemiptera: Acanthosomatidae, Tessaratomidae, Urostylidae, and Dinidoridae). Phytophaga. Palermo 1: 21-34 [30] (host plant)

Schouteden, H. 1913. Heteroptera. Fam. Pentatomidae. Subfam. Dinidorinae. Genera Insectorum 153: 1-19 2 pls [14] (synonymy)

Stål, C. 1870. Enumeratio Hemipterorum. Bidrag till en förteckning öfver aller hittills kända Hemiptera, jemte systematiska meddelanden. 1. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm 9(1): 1-232 [87] (list)

Vollenhoven, S.C.S. van 1868. Diagnoses van eenige niewe soorten van Hemiptera-Heteroptera. Verslagen en Mededeelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen (Afdeeling Natuurjunde). Amsterdam 2: 172-188 [47 pl. 4 fig. 8] (description)

Walker, F. 1868. Catalogue of the Specimens of Heteropterous Hemiptera in the Collection of the British Museum. Part III. London : E. Newman Preface pp. 419-599. [500] (list)

Yang, W.I. 1940. Systematical studies of Chinese Coridinae with particular reference to the genitalia of both sexes. Bulletin of the Fan Memorial Institute of Biology, Zoology Ser 1940: 1-40 (male genitalia)


History of changes

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