Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Subspecies Theseus modestus scutellatus (Distant, 1899)

  • Poecilometis scutellatus Distant, W.L. 1899. Rhynchotal notes. III. Heteroptera: Discocephalinae and Pentatominae (part). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 4: 421-445 [426].
    Type data:
     Lectotype BMNH Hem. 762 , Perth, WA.
    Paralectotype(s) BMNH .
    Subsequent designation references:
    Baehr, M. 1989. Review of the Australian shield bug genus Theseus Stål. Spixiana (Munich) 11: 243-258 [250].




Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

VIC—Darlington, SA—Arkaroola, Bower, Gammon Ranges, Kanyaka, Oraparinna, Parachilna Gorge, Pinkawillinie Conservation Park, Wilmington, Yudnamutana Gorge, WA—Beverley, Byford region, Cave Hill region, Fremantle, Lake Lefroy, Swan River, NT—Hermannsburg.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NT, SA, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Burt Plain (BRT), Channel Country (CHC), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, diurnal, herbivore (associated flora: Eucalyptus simmondsii Maiden [MYRTACEAE]), open forest, terrestrial, under bark, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Collected at edges of dense wet sclerophyll forest.


General 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 [7, 148]

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)

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. [190] (catalogue)


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