Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Megymenum affine Boisduval, 1835

Cucurbit Shield Bug, Pumpkin Bug




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)


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)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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