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Species Petalaspis tescorum Bergroth, 1916

  • Petalaspis tescorum Bergroth, E. 1916. Heteropterous Hemiptera collected by Professor W. Baldwin Spencer during the Horn Expedition into Central Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria ns 29: 19-39 [30, fig. 1].
    Type data:
     Lectotype UZMH , Stevenson River, NT (as Stevenson River, Central Australia).
    Paralectotype(s) whereabouts unknown.
    Subsequent designation references:
    Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [486].

 

Distribution

States

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


Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Yeppoon, NSW—Dubbo, SA—Cooper Crossing, Eringa Station, Gammon Ranges, Lake Eyre, Oodnadatta, Parachilna Gorge, Strzelecki Desert.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Burt Plain (BRT), Channel Country (CHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Central Ranges (CR), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Kanmantoo (KAN), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Nullarbor (NUL), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, arid, diurnal, herbivore (associated flora: Eucalyptus gillii Maiden, 1912 [MYRTACEAE] Curly Mallee; Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh., 1832 [MYRTACEAE] River Red Gum; Eucalyptus sp. [MYRTACEAE] Gum Tree), sap-feeder, temperate, terrestrial, volant.

 

General References

Gross, G.F. 1975. A revision of the Pentatomidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of the Rhynchocoris group from Australia and adjacent areas. Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 17: 51-167 [163, fig. 63] (description)

Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [485, fig. 222] (description, habitus)

 

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