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Species Megymenum spinosum (Burmeister, 1834)

  • Amaurus spinosus Burmeister, H. 1834. Beitrage zur Zoologie, gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erde, von Dr. F. J. D. Meyen, sechste Abhandlung. Insecten Rhyngota seu Hemiptera. Acta Academiae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae Curiosum 16: 285-308 [294].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) ZMB, Luzon (as Insel Luçon), near Manilla Philippines.
  • Platydius subpurpurascens Westwood, J.O. 1835. Insectorum Arachnoidumque novorum. Zoological Journal London 5: 440-453 [446].
    Type data:
     Lectotype OUM Hem. 120 , Java.
    Paralectotype(s) OUM Hem. 220 .
    Subsequent designation references:
    Durai, P.S.S. 1987. A Revision of the Dinidoridae of the world (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Oriental Insects 21: 163-360 [259].
  • Megymenum cupreum Guérin-Méneville, F.É. 1838. Pt 2 Div. 1 ch. xii Insectes. pp. 57-302 in Duperrey, L.J. (ed.). Voyage Autour du Monde, Exécuté par Ordre du Roi, sur la Corvette de sa Majesté, La Coquille, Pendant les Années 1822, 1823, 1824, et 1825. Histoire Naturelle, Zoologie. Paris : Bertrand. [172].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) MNHP, Java.
  • Megymenum meratii Le Guillou, E.J.F. 1841. Description des Hémiptères nouveaux qu'il à recueillis pendant son voyage de circumnavigation sur la corvette la Zélée. Revue de Zoologie, Paris 4: 260-263 [261].
    Type data:
     Lectotype MNHP (depository uncertain), Timor.
    Subsequent designation references:
    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].

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • 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] (synonymy of Amaurus spinosus and Megymenum cupreum)
  • Vollenhoven, S.C.S. van 1868. Essai d'un Faune entomologique de l'Archipel indo-néerlandais. 3ème Monographie: famille des Pentatomides. Pt 1. La Haye : Martinus Nijhoff 49 pp. [48] (synonymy of Megymenum cupreum and Megymenum meratii)
  • Durai, P.S.S. 1987. A Revision of the Dinidoridae of the world (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Oriental Insects 21: 163-360 [258] (synonymy of Platydius subpurpurascens)

 

Distribution

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)

 

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