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Species Poecilometis alienus Walker, 1867

  • Poecilometis alienus 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. [210].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH NMV T3869 , Adelaide, SA.
  • Poecilometis binotatus 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. [544].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH , no locality given.

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Gross, G.F. 1972. A revision of the species of Australian and New Guinea shield bugs formerly placed in the genera Poecilometis Dallas and Eumecopus Dallas (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), with description of new species and selection of lectotypes. Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series 15: 1-192 [15]

 

Distribution

States

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


Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Carnarvon Range, Cunnamulla, NSW—Lightning Ridge, VIC—Big Desert National Park, Geelong, Ouyen, Sunset Country, SA—Adelaide, Billiatt Conservation Park, Brachina Creek, Flinders Range, Lewiston Park, Lyndoch, Merna Merna, Mittalie, Moolooloo, Ngarkat Conservation Park, Pinkawillinie Conservation Park, Two Wells, Yurgo, WA—Dumbleyung.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Channel Country (CHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Coolgardie (COO), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Central Ranges (CR), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Gibson Desert (GD), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Kanmantoo (KAN), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Murchison (MUR), 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), Tanami (TAN), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, herbivore (associated flora: Callitris preissi Miq. [CUPRESSACEAE] Native Pine; Eucalyptus sp. [MYRTACEAE] Gum Tree), sap-feeder, subtropical, temperate, terrestrial, volant.

 

General References

Gross, G.F. 1972. A revision of the species of Australian and New Guinea shield bugs formerly placed in the genera Poecilometis Dallas and Eumecopus Dallas (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), with description of new species and selection of lectotypes. Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series 15: 1-192 [8, 15 fig. 24] (key, description, habitus)

Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [297, 302 fig. 119] (key, description, habitus)

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. [189] (catalogue, separate species)

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [96] (catalogue, separate species)

Stål, C. 1876. Enumeratio Hemipterorum. Bidrag till en förteckning öfver aller hittills kända Hemiptera, jemte systematiska meddelanden. 5. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm 14(4): 1-162 [42] (list)

Woodward, T.E., Evans, J.W. & Eastop, V.F. 1970. Hemiptera (Bugs, leafhoppers, etc.). pp. 387-457 in CSIRO (ed.). The Insects of Australia. A textbook for students and research workers. Carlton : Melbourne University Press 1029 pp. [96] (catalogue)

 

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