Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Subspecies Theseus modestus lyricus (Distant, 1899)

  • Spudaeus lyricus Distant, W.L. 1899. Rhynchotal notes. III. Heteroptera: Discocephalinae and Pentatominae (part). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 4: 421-445 [424].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH Hem. 739 , Roebuck Bay, WA (as Roebuck Bay, N.W. Austr.).




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Charleville, Doomadgee, NSW—Lightning Ridge, WA—Denham River, Mary River, Ord River, NT—Dingo Hole Dam, Groote Eylandt, MacDonald Downs, Victoria River.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Burt Plain (BRT), Central Arnhem (CA), Channel Country (CHC), Central Kimberley (CK), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Dampierland (DL), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Finke (FIN), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), Northern Kimberley (NK), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Riverina (RIV), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, herbivore (associated flora: Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh., 1832 [MYRTACEAE] River Red Gum), sap-feeder, terrestrial, tropical, under bark, volant.


General References

Baehr, M. 1989. Review of the Australian shield bug genus Theseus Stål. Spixiana (Munich) 11: 243-258 [245, 248 fig. 16] (key, description, distribution, as subspecies of Theseus modestus)

Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [285] (note)

Leston, D. 1957. Australasian Halyinae (Hem., Pentatomidae): new synonymy. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 93: 188 [188] (note)


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