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Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Poecilometis strigatus (Westwood, 1837)




Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cape York, NSW—Jenolan Caves district, Mt Kosciuszko, Sydney, ACT—Canberra, VIC—Bacchus March, Gippsland, Melbourne, SA—Adelaide, Blackwood, Coorong National Park, Eyre Peninsula, Ferries-McDonald Conservation Park, Kangaroo Is., Meningie, Mt Lofty Range, Roseworthy, Yorke Peninsula.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Gulf Plains (GUP), Kanmantoo (KAN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, herbivore (associated flora: Eucalyptus goniocalyx F.Muell. ex Miq., 1856 [MYRTACEAE] Long-leaved Box; Citrus reticulata Blanco [RUTACEAE] Mandarin, Tangerine; Rubus idaeus L. [ROSACEAE] Raspberry; Grevillea robusta R.Br. [PROTEACEAE] Silky Oak; Leptospermum coriaceum (F.Muell. ex Miq.) Cheel [MYRTACEAE] Green Tea-tree; Rubus sp. [ROSACEAE]; Syringa vulgaris L. [OLEACEAE]), litter, sap-feeder, subtropical, temperate, terrestrial, tropical, volant.


General References

Froggatt, W.W. 1902. Notes on Australian Hemiptera. (Plant Bugs). Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales 13: 318-324 1 colour pl. [320] (habitus & description)

Froggatt, W.W. 1907. Australian Insects. Sydney : W. Brooks & Co. xiv 449 pp., 37 pls. [Date published April 11, 1907] [pl. 32 fig. 4] (habitus & description)

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 [9, 21 fig. 27] (key, description, habitus, incorrect subsequent spelling as Poecilometis stigmaticus)

Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [297, 304 fig. 120] (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, 190] (catalogue, separate species)

Kumar, R. 1964. On the structure and function of the so called ejaculatory reservoir in Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 75: 51-65 [55] (morphology, as Poecilometis edwardsi)

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

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)

Tillyard, R.J. 1926. The Insects of Australia and New Zealand. Sydney : Angus & Robertson Ltd 560 pp. 42 pls. [148] (note)

Van Duzee, E.P. 1905. Notes on Australian Pentatomidae, with descriptions of a few new species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 21: 187-214 [197] (misidentification as Poecilometis gravis(Westwood, 1837))

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. [206] (description)


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 02-Apr-2014 MODIFIED
15-Aug-2012 02-Apr-2014 MODIFIED
02-Apr-2014 MODIFIED