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Genus Blaena Walker, 1868

  • Blaena Walker, F. 1868. Catalogue of the Specimens of Heteropterous Hemiptera in the Collection of the British Museum. Part III. London : E. Newman Preface pp. 419-599. [537].
    Type species:
     Blaena setosa Walker, 1868 by monotypy.
  • Macrymenus Signoret, V. 1880. [Description of Macrymenus and M. membranaceus]. Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 5 10: xvii-xviii [18].
    Type species:
     Macrymenus membranaceus Signoret, 1880 by monotypy.

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Distant, W.L. 1899. Rhynchotal notes—Heteroptera: Plataspinae, Thyreocorinae and Cydninae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 4: 213-227 [224]

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Arnhem Coast (ARC), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Burt Plain (BRT), Central Arnhem (CA), Carnarvon (CAR), Channel Country (CHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Coolgardie (COO), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Central Ranges (CR), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), 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), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Murchison (MUR), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Nullarbor (NUL), Pilbara (PIL), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Sturt Plateau (STU), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Tanami (TAN), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL) ; NT, Qld: Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Finke (FIN), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Stony Plains (STP), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB)

General References

Froeschner, R.C. 1960. The genus Blaena Walker (=Macrymenus Signoret) with the description of four new species and a key to the known forms (Hemiptera: Cydnidae). Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 13: 453-466 [454]

Lis, J.A. 1995. A synonymic list of burrower bugs of the Australian Region (Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 6(2): 137-149 [138] (checklist)

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 [182] (description)

Lis, J.A. 1999. Blaena tamasi sp. n. from Western Australia, the first species of Cydnidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) with staphylinoid wing modification. European Journal of Entomology 96: 53-55 [53] (wing polymorphism)

Lis, J.A. 1999. Burrower bugs of the Old World - a catalogue (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 10(2): 165-249 [172] (catalogue)

Lis, J.A. & Heyna, J. 2001. Revision of the Australian genus Blaena (Heteroptera: Cydnidae). European Journal of Entomology 98: 321-350 (revision)

 

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