Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Byrsinus ochraceus (Distant, 1899)

  • Hiverus ochraceus Distant, W.L. 1899. Rhynchotal notes—Heteroptera: Plataspinae, Thyreocorinae and Cydninae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 4: 213-227 [223].
    Type data:
     Lectotype BMNH , Hobart, TAS.
    Paralectotype(s) BMNH 2.
    Subsequent designation references:
    Lis, J.A. 1996. A review of burrower bugs of the Australian Region, with a discussion on the distribution of the genera (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 7(2): 177-238 [207].




New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania

Extra Distribution Information

NSW—Menindee Lakes, Tibooburra district; TAS—Hobart, King Is.; SA—Etadunna Station, Farina, Kangaroo Is., Levi Creek, Reevesby Is.

Known only from type locality.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, SA, Tas: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Kanmantoo (KAN), King (KIN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE)

Ecological Descriptors

Burrower, ground dweller, litter, root-feeder, terrestrial, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

At light.


General References

Bergroth, E. 1908. Enumeratio Pentatomidarum post Catalogum bruxellensem descriptarum. Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 15: 131-200 [150] (list)

Bergroth, E. 1909. Ueber die Gattung Choerocydnus White. Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 28: 329-331 [329] (note)

Lis, J.A. 1995. A synonymic list of burrower bugs of the Australian Region (Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 6(2): 137-149 [143] (list)

Lis, J.A. 1999. Burrower bugs of the Old World - a catalogue (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 10(2): 165-249 [192] (catalogue)

Lis, J.A. 2001. A review of the genus Byrsinus Fieber, 1860 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae) in Australia, with a key to Australo-Pacific species. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 51(2): 197-203 [200] (distribution)


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