Subspecies Poecilometis patruelis y-nigrum (Bergroth, 1916)
- Eumecopus y-nigrum 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 .
Type data:Lectotype UZMH ♂, Bagot's Creek, NT (as Central Australia).
Subsequent designation 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 [76, 81].
New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
Extra Distribution Information
NSW—Hay River, SA—Arkaroola, Billa Kalina, Cannuwaukaninna Dune, Clayton Crossing, Clifton Hills, Flinders Ranges, Lake Palankarinna, Marree, Mt Freeling Station, New Kalamurina Station, WA—Bililuna Pool, Fortescue River, Grey River, Mary River, Meekatharra, Minilya River, Perth.
NSW, NT, SA, Tas, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Burt Plain (BRT), Central Arnhem (CA), Carnarvon (CAR), Channel Country (CHC), Central Kimberley (CK), Coolgardie (COO), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Central Ranges (CR), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Dampierland (DL), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gascoyne (GAS), Gawler (GAW), Gibson Desert (GD), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), King (KIN), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mulga Lands (ML), Murchison (MUR), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), Northern Kimberley (NK), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Nullarbor (NUL), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Pilbara (PIL), Riverina (RIV), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Sturt Plateau (STU), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Tanami (TAN), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Victorian Midlands (VM), Warren (WAR), Yalgoo (YAL)
Arboreal, arid, herbivore (associated flora: Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh., 1832 [MYRTACEAE] River Red Gum), sap-feeder, terrestrial, tropical, under bark, volant.
Baehr, M. 1987. Poecilometis vallicola spec. nov. and some other species of Poecilometis Dallas from northwestern Australia. Spixiana (Munich) 10: 85-91  (distribution, host, habitat)
Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [300, 317 fig. 131] (key, description, habitus)
Musgrave, A. 1945. The Simpson Desert Expedition, 1939. Scientific Reports: No. 4 Biology—Hemiptera. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 69: 14-15  (Central Australia)
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