Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Thalma biguttata Walker, 1868




Extra Distribution Information

Torres Strait Ils (Moa Is.).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), NSW North Coast (NNC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Other Regions

Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, diurnal, folivore, gregarious, herbivore (associated flora: Luffa sp. [CUCURBITACEAE]), sap-feeder, terrestrial, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Sedentary and gregarious on trunk of woody vine.


General References

Atkinson, E.T. 1889. Notes on Indian Rhynchota; Heteroptera. No. 5. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 58: 20-109 [94] (description)

Distant, W.L. 1900. Rhynchotal notes. VI. Heteroptera: Dinidorinae, Phyllocephalinae, Urolabidinae and Acanthosominae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 6: 220-234 [233] (list)

Durai, P.S.S. 1986. Updating the taxonomy and distribution of the Malaysian Dinidoridae. Planti News 5(1): 4-6 [6] (distribution)

Durai, P.S.S. 1987. A Revision of the Dinidoridae of the world (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Oriental Insects 21: 163-360 [239] (unnecessary lectotype designation)

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. [260] (catalogue)

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 [142] (list)

Rolston, L.H., Aalbu, R.L., Murray, M.J. & Rider, D.A. 1993. A catalog of the Tessaratomidae of the world. Papua New Guinea Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 36: 36-108 [63] (catalogue)

Schouteden, H. 1913. Heteroptera. Fam. Pentatomidae. Subfam. Dinidorinae. Genera Insectorum 153: 1-19 2 pls [17 pl. 2 fig. 6] (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)
15-Aug-2012 15-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
06-Jun-2012 MODIFIED