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Species Oechalia schellenbergii (Guérin, 1831)

Predatory Shield Bug

 

Distribution

States

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


Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Bainborough Downs, Bathurst Head, Edungalba, Magnetic Is., May Downs, Marduroo Waterhole, Rockhampton, Stanthorpe, Townsville, NSW—Bourke district, Cobar, Dorrigo, Galston, Katoomba, Lake Menindee, Mt Kosciuszko, Sydney, Tom Groggin, Wilcannia, VIC—Apollo Bay, Ararat, Kaniva, Kiata, Hall's Gap, Lake Eppalock, Lowan Sanctuary, TAS—Devonport, King Island, Launceston, SA—Athelstone, Belair, Calpatnna Well Conservation Park, Cannuwaukaninna Dune, Gammon Ranges, Gawler Ranges, Kangaroo Is., Lake Surprise, Musgrave Ranges, Ngarkat Conservation Park, Nullarbor Plains, Ooldea, Parachilna, Paralana Hot Springs, Redcliff Homestead, Scorpion Springs Conservation Park, Simpson Desert, Two Wells, Yumbarra Conservation Park, WA—Ballidu, Bunjil, Canning Stock Route, Carnarvon, Comet Vale, Esperance district, Fortescue River, Geraldton, Jeedanya, Jibberding, Maya, Kalbarri, Mt Magnet, Mullewa, Murchison River Reserve, Nabawa, Naraling, Northhampton, Regans Ford, Shark Bay, Tammin, Wiluna, Wootamel, Yandamooka, Youanmi, NT—Armstrong Creek, Dingo Hole Dam, Renner Springs, Uluru.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), 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 Kimberley (CK), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Coolgardie (COO), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Central Ranges (CR), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), 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), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), 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), Northern Kimberley (NK), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Nullarbor (NUL), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), 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), Stony Plains (STP), Sturt Plateau (STU), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Tanami (TAN), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Other Regions

Christmas Island terrestrial & freshwater

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, arthropod-feeder (host(s): Papilio (Eleppone) anactus W.S. Macleay, 1826 [PAPILIONIDAE] Dingy Swallowtail; Poneridia semipullata (Clark, 1864) [CHRYSOMELIDAE] Figleaf Beetle; Phalaenoides glycinae Lewin, 1805 [NOCTUIDAE] Grapevine Moth; Paropsis charybdis Stål, 1860 [CHRYSOMELIDAE]), herbivore, subtropical, temperate, terrestrial, tropical, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Polyphagous predator of holometabolous larvae, collected on Acacia species (MIMOSACEAE), Callitris species (CUPRESSACEAE), Cassia species (CAESALPINIACEAE), Cynara species (ASTERACEAE), Eucalyptus species (MYRTACEAE), Leptospermum species and Melaleuca sp. (MYRTACEAE).

 

General References

Awan, M.S. 1988. Development and mating behaviour of Oechalia schellenbergii (Guérin-Méneville) and Cermatulus nasalis (Westwood) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 27: 183-187 (biology, development)

De Clerq, P. 2000. Predaceous Stinkbugs (Pentatomidae: Asopinae). pp. 737-789 in Schaefer, C.W. & Panizzi, A.R. (eds). Heteroptera of Economic Importance. Boca Raton : CRC Press 828 pp. [768] (bionomics)

Dupuis, C. 1952. Priorité de quelques noms d'Hétéroptères de Guérin-Ménéville (1831). Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 77: 447-454 [452] (Guérin type data)

Edwards, P.B. & Suckling, D.M. 1980. Cermatulus nasalis and Oechalia schellenbergii (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) as predators of Eucalyptus tortoise beetle larvae Paropsis charybdis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), in New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist 7: 158-164 (biology, prey)

Guérin-Méneville, F.É. 1838. Pt 2 Div. 1 ch. xii Insectes. pp. 57-302 in Duperrey, L.J. (ed.). Voyage Autour du Monde, Exécuté par Ordre du Roi, sur la Corvette de sa Majesté, La Coquille, Pendant les Années 1822, 1823, 1824, et 1825. Histoire Naturelle, Zoologie. Paris : Bertrand. [166] (incorrect subsequent spelling as Pentatoma schellembergii)

Hori, K. 2000. Possible causes of disease symptoms resulting from the feeding of phytophagous Heteroptera. pp. 11-35 in Schaefer, C.W. & Panizzi, A.R. (eds). Heteroptera of Economic Importance. Boca Raton : CRC Press 828 pp. [14, Tab. 1] (physiology)

Larivière, M.-C. 1995. Cydnidae, Acanthosomatidae, and Pentatomidae (Insecta: Heteroptera): systematics, geographical distribution, and bioecology. Fauna of New Zealand 35: 1-119 [35] (description)

 

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 19-Feb-2013 MODIFIED
06-Jun-2012 MODIFIED