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Subspecies Theseus modestus modestus (Stål, 1865)

  • Poecilometis modestus Stål, C. 1865. Hemiptera nova vel minus cognita. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 4 5: 163-188 [166].
    Type data:
     
    Syntype(s) BMNH Hem. 737 , Moreton Bay, QLD; NHRM , Moreton Bay, QLD.
  • Poecilometis plenus 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. [211].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH Hem. 738 , Moreton Bay, QLD.
  • Theseus nigrescens Distant, W.L. 1904. Rhynchotal notes. XXII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 13: 263-276 [263].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH Hem. 738 , Townsville, QLD.
  • Theseus turneri Distant, W.L. 1910. Rhynchotal notes. LII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8 6: 369-386, 465-481, 585-603 [375].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH Hem. 740 , Mackay, QLD.

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Distant, W.L. 1899. Rhynchotal notes. III. Heteroptera: Discocephalinae and Pentatominae (part). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 4: 421-445 [424, 444] (synonymy of Poecilometis plenus)
  • Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [285-286] (synonymy of Theseus nigrescens and Theseus turneri)

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Queensland


Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Brisbane, Bunya Mountains National Park, Inkerman, Mitchell, Mornington Island, Mt Tamborine, Rockhampton, NSW—East Kurrajong, Nepean River.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, Qld: 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), Gulf Plains (GUP), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

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

Extra Ecological Information

Host.

 

General References

Baehr, M. 1989. Review of the Australian shield bug genus Theseus Stål. Spixiana (Munich) 11: 243-258 [245] (key, description, host)

Bergroth, E. 1912. Notes on Australian Pentatomidae (Rhynch.). Entomological News 23: 21-29 [24] (misidentification as Theseus parvus (Westwood, 1837))

Dallas, W.S. 1851. List of the Specimens of Hemipterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. London : Richard Taylor Part 1 368 pp. XI pls. [169] (misidentification as Spudaeus parvula (Westwood, 1837))

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 [135, 139, 145, 147-148] (male genitalia)

Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [286 fig. 114] (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. [187, 188] (catalogue, separate species)

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [95] (catalogue)

McDonald, F.J.D. 1988. Theseus grossi sp. n. (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) from Northern Australia. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 27: 131-132 [132] (diagnosis)

Pendergrast, J.G. 1957. Studies on the reproductive organs of the Heteroptera with a consideration of their bearing on classification. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 109: 1-63 [19] (morphology)

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 [193] (distribution)

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. [208] (list)

 

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