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Species Megymenum affine Boisduval, 1835

Cucurbit Shield Bug, Pumpkin Bug

  • Megymenum affine Boisduval, J.B.A. 1835. Faune Entomologique de l'Océan Pacifique, avec illustration des insectes nouveaux recueillis pendant le voyage. 2me Partie. Coléoptères et autres Ordres. pp. 1-713 in no editor given (ed.). Voyage de découvertes de l'Astrolabe exécuté par ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826–1827–1828–1829, sous le commandement de M. J. Dumont d'Urville. Paris : J. Tastu pp. 1-713. [633].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) ZFMK , Dorei.
  • Megymenum insulare 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. [26].
    Type data:
     Lectotype OUM Hem. 121 , Melville Is., NT.
    Subsequent designation references:
    Durai, P.S.S. 1987. A Revision of the Dinidoridae of the world (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Oriental Insects 21: 163-360 [260].
  • Megymenum crenatum Le Guillou, E.J.F. 1841. Description des Hémiptères nouveaux qu'il à recueillis pendant son voyage de circumnavigation sur la corvette la Zélée. Revue de Zoologie, Paris 4: 260-263 [261].
    Type data:
     Lectotype MNHP , Triton Bay, New Guinea.
    Subsequent designation references:
    Lis, J.A. & Kocorek, A. 1996. Thalma secunda n.sp. from New Guinea, and notes on other species of the family (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Dinidoridae). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum, Entomology 6-7: 249-252 [251].
  • Megymenum papuensis Distant, W.L. 1888. An enumeration of the Rhynchota received from Baron von Müller and collected by Mr. Sayer in New Guinea during Mr. Cuthbertson's Expedition. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1888: 475-489 pl. XIII [480].
    Type data:
     Lectotype BMNH 1911–383 (ex Distant coll., ex Sayer coll.) , New Guinea.
    Paralectotype(s) whereabouts unknown.
    Subsequent designation references:
    Durai, P.S.S. 1987. A Revision of the Dinidoridae of the world (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Oriental Insects 21: 163-360 [260].
  • Megymenum montrouzieri Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [239] [unnecessary nom. nov. for Megymenum affine: Montrouzier, 1855].

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Vollenhoven, S.C.S. van 1868. Essai d'un Faune entomologique de l'Archipel indo-néerlandais. 3ème Monographie: famille des Pentatomides. Pt 1. La Haye : Martinus Nijhoff 49 pp. [49] (synonymy of Megymenum insulare and Megymenum crenatum)
  • Kirkaldy, G.W. 1905. Memoir on the Rhynchota collected by Dr. Arthur Willey, F.R.S., chiefly in Birara (New Britain) and Lifu. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 1905: 327-363, pl. 17 [354] (synonymy of Megymenum montrouzieri)
  • Horváth, G. 1914. Miscellanea Hemipterologica. XIII–XVII. Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici (Zoologica) 12: 623-660 [659] (synonymy of Megymenum papuensis)

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland


Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Almaden, Bamaga, Bowen, Dunk Is., Gayndah, Mackay, Mornington Is., Palm Is., Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Torres Strait Ils (Darnley Is., Moa Is., Murray Is., Thursday Is., Russel Is., Stephen Is.), Wagoola, NSW—Clarence River, Richmond River, Tweed River, NT—Darwin, Groote Eylandt, Yirrkala, NT—Daly River, Roper River.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, NT, Qld: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Arnhem (CA), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), NSW North Coast (NNC), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT)

Other Regions

Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, diurnal, folivore, herbivore, sap-feeder, terrestrial, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Known to feed on cucurbits.

 

General References

Carpenter, G.H. 1891. Reports on the zoological collections made in Torres Straits by Professor A.C. Haddon, 1888–1889. Rhynchota from Murray Island and Mabuiag. Scientific Proceedings of the Royal Dublin Society 7: 137-146 [139]

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. [363] (list)

Durai, P.S.S. 1987. A Revision of the Dinidoridae of the world (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Oriental Insects 21: 163-360 [247-249] (description)

Froggatt, W.W. 1902. Notes on Australian Hemiptera. (Plant Bugs). Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales 13: 318-324 1 colour pl. [321, 4 figs, pl. 2 fig. 22] (description)

Hill, G.F. 1915. Insect pests of plants. Bulletin of the Northern Territory, Department of External Affairs 13: 1-16 (pest)

Horváth, G. 1900. Hemiptera. in Semon, R. Zoologische Forschungsreisen in Australien und dem Malayischen Archipel. Denkschriften der Medizinisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft zu Jena 8: 629-642 [634] (description)

Kirkaldy, G.W. 1905. Memoir on the Rhynchota collected by Dr. Arthur Willey, F.R.S., chiefly in Birara (New Britain) and Lifu. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 1905: 327-363, pl. 17 [354] (description)

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. [258-259] (catalogue)

Lis, J.A. 1990. New genera, new species, new records and checklist of the Old World Dinidoridae (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum, Entomology 1: 103-147 [139, 143] (distribution)

Lis, J.A. 1992. New records of oriental and Australian Dinidoridae with descriptions of two new species (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum, Entomology 3: 35-43 [42] (host, distribution)

Malipatil, M.B. & Kumar, R. 1975. Biology and immature stages of some Queensland Pentatomomorpha (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 14: 113-128 [113, 124-127] (immature stages)

Montrouzier, P. 1855. Essai sur la faune de l'île de Woodlark ou Moiou. Annales de la Société d’Agriculture de Lyon 2 7: 1-114 [101] (description)

Rolston, L.H., Rider, D.A., Murray, M.J. & Aalbu, R.L. 1996. Catalog of the Dinidoridae of the World. Papua New Guinea Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 39(1): 22-101 [67] (catalogue)

Schouteden, H. 1907. Les types d'Hémiptères de Montrouzier. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique (Comptes-rendus) 51: 106-118 [113] (Montrouzier type)

Schouteden, H. 1913. Heteroptera. Fam. Pentatomidae. Subfam. Dinidorinae. Genera Insectorum 153: 1-19 2 pls [14] (description)

Stål, C. 1870. Enumeratio Hemipterorum. Bidrag till en förteckning öfver aller hittills kända Hemiptera, jemte systematiska meddelanden. 1. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm 9(1): 1-232 [87] (list)

Tillyard, R.J. 1926. The Insects of Australia and New Zealand. Sydney : Angus & Robertson Ltd 560 pp. 42 pls. [148] (description)

Tryon, H. 1892. Zoology of British New Guinea, II Hemiptera. Annals of the Queensland Museum 2: 13-24 [19]

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 [211] (QLD)

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. [501, 502] (list, separate species)

 

Common Name References

Naumann, I. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Australian Insect Names. Common and Scientific Names for Insects and Allied Organisms of Economic and Environmental Importance. Melbourne : CSIRO Publications v 200 pp. [Date published 31/12/1993] [152] (Cucurbit Shield Bug, Pumpkin Bug)

 

History of changes

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