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Species Macroscytus piceus (Westwood, 1837)

  • Cydnus piceus Westwood, J.O. 1837. A Catalogue of Hemiptera in the Collection of the Rev. F.W. Hope and Descriptions of the new Species of Scutelleridae. Part I. London : J.C. Bridgewater 46 pp. [18].
    Type data:
     Lectotype OUM Hem. 62 , Australia (as N[ova] H[ollandia]).
    Subsequent designation references:
    Lis, J.A. 1995. A synonymic list of burrower bugs of the Australian Region (Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 6(2): 137-149 [145].
  • Cydnus dilatatus Signoret, V. 1881. Revue des Cydnides contenus dans la Collection du Musée Civique d'Histoire naturelle de Gênes. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Genova 16: 621-657 [631].
    Type data:
     Lectotype NHMW , Somerset, QLD (as Somerset, Australia).
    Subsequent designation references:
    Lis, J.A. 1995. A synonymic list of burrower bugs of the Australian Region (Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 6(2): 137-149 [144].

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Lis, J.A. 1998. A revision of Australian species of the genus Macroscytus Fieber (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Entomologica Scandinavica 29: 459-479 [477]

 

Distribution

States

Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Bamaga, Gayndah, Jardine River, Moreton Island, SA—Brachina Gorge, Ediacara, Lake Torrens, Levi Creek, Mt Remarkable, Margaret River, North Flinders Range, WA—Bungabiddy Rockhole, Carnarvon, Eneabba, Irrunytju Rockhole, Mt Yorkine, Roebuck Bay, Wullagne, Yardie Creek, Yanchep, NT—Arltunga, Green Ant Creek, Groote Eylandt, Kakadu National Park, Keep River National Park, Kings Canyon, Koongara, Melville Island, Murgenella, Nourlangie Creek, Ooraminna Rockhole, Port Essington, Renner Springs, Roderick Creek, South Attack Creek.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NT, Qld, SA, Tas, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Burt Plain (BRT), Central Arnhem (CA), Carnarvon (CAR), Channel Country (CHC), Central Kimberley (CK), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Coolgardie (COO), Central Ranges (CR), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gascoyne (GAS), Gawler (GAW), Gibson Desert (GD), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), King (KIN), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Murchison (MUR), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), Northern Kimberley (NK), NSW North Coast (NNC), Nullarbor (NUL), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Pilbara (PIL), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Tanami (TAN), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

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

 

General References

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [63, 66] (catalogue, separate species)

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 [222, 223] (separate species)

Lis, J.A. 1998. A revision of Australian species of the genus Macroscytus Fieber (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Entomologica Scandinavica 29: 459-479 [476] (description)

Lis, J.A. 1999. Burrower bugs of the Old World - a catalogue (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 10(2): 165-249 [210] (catalogue)

Signoret, V. 1881. Révision du groupe des Cydnides de la famille des Pentatomides—deuxième partie. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 6 1: 193-218 [213] (Adrisa picea)

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. [165] (list, NT, TAS)

 

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