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Genus Aethus Dallas, 1851

  • Aethus 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. [112].
    Type species:
     Cydnus indicus Westwood, 1837 by subsequent designation, see Van Duzee, E.P. 1914. Nomenclatorial and critical notes on Hemiptera. Canadian Entomologist 46: 377-389 [378].
  • Trichosternus Mulsant, E. & Rey, C. 1866. Histoire Naturelle des Punaises de France, Pentatomides. Paris : F. Savy & Deyrolle Vol. 2 372 pp. 2 pls. [24] [first introduced as a subgenus of Cydnus Mulsant & Rey, 1866].
    Type species:
     Cydnus pilosus Herrich-Schaeffer, 1834 by subsequent designation, see China, W.E. 1943. The Generic Names of British Insect. Prepared by the Committee on Generic Nomenclature of the Royal Entomological Society of London with the assistance of the Department of Entomology of the British Museum of Natural History. Part 8. The generic names of the British Hemiptera-Heteroptera, with a check list of the British species. London : Royal Entomological Society of London 211-342 pp. [220].
  • Stilbocydnus Wagner, E. 1951. Zwei neue Pentatomiden-Arten aus der Spanischen Sahara. Environmental Entomology 27: 63-67 [63] [first introduced as a subgenus of Aethus Wagner, 1951].
    Type species:
     Aethus (Stilbocydnus) laevis Wagner, 1951 by original designation.


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [65] (synonymy of Cydnus (Trichosternus))
  • Lis, J.A. 1996. Paraethus sigwalti n. sp. from Senegal, and notes on Aethus (Stilbocydnus) laevis Wagner, 1951 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum, Entomology 6-7: 247-248 [247] (synonymy of Aethus (Stilbocydnus))




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

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Burt Plain (BRT), Central Arnhem (CA), Channel Country (CHC), Central Kimberley (CK), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), 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), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Kanmantoo (KAN), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), Northern Kimberley (NK), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), 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), Tanami (TAN), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Distribution References

  • Froeschner, R.C. 1960. Cydnidae of the Western Hemisphere. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 111: 337-680 pls 1-13 [380]
  • Froeschner, R.C. 1988. Cydnidae. pp. 119-129 in Henry, T.J. & Froeschner, R.C. (eds). Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs, of Canada and the Continental United States. Leiden : E.J. Brill xix 958 pp. [121] (Nearctic Region)
  • Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D. 1959. Land and Water Bugs of the British Isles. London : Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd xi 436 pp., 32 col. pls, 31 monotone pls. [29] (Palaearctic Region)
  • Stichel, W. 1959. Illustrierte Bestimmungstabellen der Deutschen Wanzen. II. Europa (Hemiptera-Heteroptera Europae). Berlin-Hermsdorf : Verlag W. Stichel Vol. 4(8-12) pp. 225-384. [Pt 8, Pentatomomorpha Lygaeoidea Lygaeidae (7) pp. 225–256; Pt 9, Pentatomomorpha Lygaeiodea Lygaeidae (8) pp. 257–288; Pt 10, Pentatomomorpha Lygaeidae (9), Pyrrhocoridae Addenda, Corrigenda Supplementa Liste der paläarktischen Arten (1) pp. 289–320; Pt 11, Liste der paläarkstischen Arten (2. Fortsetzung) Pentatomomorpha Lygaeidae pp. 321–352; Pt 12, Pentatomomorpha Coreoidea Stenocephalidae Coreidae (Coreinae) pp. 353–384] [687] (Ethiopian Region: Europe)

General References

Larivière, M.-C. 1995. Cydnidae, Acanthosomatidae, and Pentatomidae (Insecta: Heteroptera): systematics, geographical distribution, and bioecology. Fauna of New Zealand 35: 1-119 [15] (description)

Linnavuori, R.E. 1993. Cydnidae of West, Central and North-East Africa (Heteroptera). Acta Zoologica Fennica 192: 1-148 [59] (diagnosis)


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)
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06-Jun-2012 MODIFIED