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Species Coptosoma sphaerula (Germar, 1839)

  • Thyreocoris sphaerula Germar, E.F. 1839. Beiträge zu einer Monographie der Schildwanzen. Zeitschrift für Entomologie (Germar) 1: 1-146 1 colour pl. [25].
    Type data:
     Holotype ZMB sex unknown, Adelaide, SA.
  • Coptosoma ceylonica Motschulsky, V. von 1863. Essai d'un catalogue des insectes de l'îIle Ceylan. Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 36(3): 1-153 [74] [junior homonym of Coptosoma ceylonicum Dohrn, 1860].
    Type data:
     Lectotype ZMM (ex UZMH) , Mt Nura-Ellia, Sri Lanka (as Montagesde Nura-Ellia, Ceylon).
    Paralectotype(s) ZMM (ex UZMH) 2.
    Subsequent designation references:
    Kerzhner, I.M. & Jansson, A. 1985. The type-specimens of Heteroptera described by V. Motschulsky. Annales Entomologici Fennici 51: 33-45 [41].
  • Coptosoma ellia 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. [87] [nom. nov. for Coptosoma ceylonica Walker, 1867].

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • 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. [339]

 

Distribution

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

Australian Alps (AA), 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), 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), King (KIN), 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), 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 Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

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

 

General References

Distant, W.L. 1899. Rhynchotal notes—Heteroptera: Plataspinae, Thyreocorinae and Cydninae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 4: 213-227 [215] (list)

Distant, W.L. 1903. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Rhynchota (Heteroptera). London : Taylor & Francis Vol. 2(1) x 242 pp. [30]

Herrich-Schaeffer, G.A.W. 1839. Die Wanzenartigen Insecten. Getreu nach der Natur abgebildet und beschrieben. Nürnburg : C.H. Zeh'schen Buchhandlung Vol. 5 pp. 1-60. [15 pl. 150 fig. 476] (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 [362] (list)

Mayr, G. 1866. Hemiptera. Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wällerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band. I. Abtheilung. B. Wien : Karl Gerold's Sohn 1-204 pls I-V. [6] (list)

Montandon, A.L. 1895. Viaggio di Leonardo Fea in Birmania e regioni vicine. LVIII. Hémiptères de la s. fam. des Plataspidinae récoltés par M. Leonardo Fea et régions voisines. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Genova 34: 119-144 [144] (description)

Montandon, A.L. 1896. Hémiptères Hétéroptères exotiques. Notes et descriptions. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique (Comptes-rendus) 40: 428-450 [449]

Stål, C. 1876. Enumeratio Hemipterorum. Bidrag till en förteckning öfver aller hittills kända Hemiptera, jemte systematiska meddelanden. 5. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm 14(4): 1-162 [14] (list)

Vollenhoven, S.C.S. van 1863. Essai d'une Faune Entomologique de l'Archipel Indo-néerlandais. Première Monographie: Famille des Scutellerides. La Haye : Martinus Nijhoff 60 pp. Index 4 pls. [47]

 

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