Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Fromundus pygmaeus (Dallas, 1851)





Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Cairns, Hambleton, Kuranda, Warwick.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Qld: 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

Burrower, ground dweller, litter, root-feeder, terrestrial, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Feeding on pineapples and sugarcane in Hawaii.


General References

Anon. 1970. Rhytidoporus indentatus Uhler (Notes and Exhibitions). Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 20: 500 [500] (catalogue)

Beardsley, J.W. 1966. Insects and other terrestrial arthropods from the Leeward Hawaiian Islands. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 19: 157-185 [162, 180] (Hawaii)

Blackburn, T. 1889. Notes on the Hemiptera of the Hawaiian Islands. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 2 3: 343-354 [344] (Hawaii)

Box, H.E. 1953. List of Sugar-cane Insects. A synonymic catalogue of the sugar-cane insects and mites of the world, and of their insect parasites and predators, arranged systematically. London : Commonwealth Institute of Entomology 101 pp. [36] (Hawaii)

Butler, G.D., Jr 1961. Insects and other arthropods from Laysan Islands. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 17: 379-387 [382] (Hawaii)

China, W.E. 1930. Insects of Samoa and other Samoan terrestrial Arthropoda. Part II. Fasc. 3. Hemiptera-Heteroptera. Insects of Samoa and Other Samoan Terrestrial Arthropoda 2(3): 81-162 [89] (Samoa)

Distant, W.L. 1899. Rhynchotal notes—Heteroptera: Plataspinae, Thyreocorinae and Cydninae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 4: 213-227 [222] (list)

Distant, W.L. 1903. Report on the Rhynchota, Part 1. Heteroptera. pp. 219–272 in, Fasciculi Malayenses: anthropological and zoological results of an expedition to Perak and the Siamese Malay States, 1901–1902 undertaken by Nelson Annandale and Herbert C. Robinson under the auspices of the University of Edinburgh and the University of Liverpool. Zoology Part I. [230] (Malaysia)

Distant, W.L. 1903. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Rhynchota (Heteroptera). London : Taylor & Francis Vol. 2(1) x 242 pp. [98]

Esaki, T. 1926. Verzeichniss der Hemiptera-Heteroptera der Insel Formosa. Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici (Zoologica) 24: 136-189 [142] (Taiwan)

Froeschner, R.C. 1967. The burrower bugs collected by the Noona Dan Expedition mainly in the Philippines and Bismarck Islands (Hemiptera: Cydnidae). Entomologiske Meddelelser 35: 11-22 [16] (distribution)

Froeschner, R.C. 1976. The burrowing bugs of Hawaii, with description of a new species (Hemiptera: Cydnidae). Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 22: 229-236 [229-300] (synonymy, biology)

Given, B.B. 1968. List of insects collected on Niue Island during February and March, 1959. New Zealand Entomologist 4: 40-42 [41] (Niue Is.)

Illingworth, J.F. 1927. A report on insects and other animal organisms collected in the pineapple growing section at Manua Loa, Molokai, June, 1926. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 6: 390-397 [392] (pineapple, Hawaii)

Illingworth, J.F. 1931. Notes and exhibitions. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 7: 378-379 [378] (accidental human injury)

Kirkaldy, G.W. 1902. Hemiptera. 93-174 pls IV-V in Sharp, D. (ed.). Fauna Hawaiiensis Volume III Part II. Cambridge : University Press. [172] (Hawaii)

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 [359] (distribution)

Kirkaldy, G.W. 1907. Biological notes on the Hemiptera of the Hawaiian Isles. No. 1. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 1: 135-161 [139, 145-146] (Hawaii)

Kirkaldy, G.W. 1908. A list of the described Hemiptera (excluding the Aleyrodidae and Coccidae) of the Hawaiian Islands. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 1: 186-208 pl. 4 [187] (Hawaii)

Kobayashi, T. 1964. Developmental stages of Geotomus pygmaeus (Dallas) and Sehirus niveimarginatus (Scott) (Cydnidae). Kontyû 32: 21-27 [21-24 figs] (development)

Krauss, N.L.H. 1943. Notes on insects and other arthropods from the islands of Molokai and Maui, Hawaii. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 12: 81-94 [83] (Hawaii)

Lis, J.A. 1995. A synonymic list of burrower bugs of the Australian Region (Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 6(2): 137-149 [143] (list)

Lis, J.A. 1996. A review of burrower bugs of the Australian Region, with a discussion on the distribution of the genera (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 7(2): 177-238 [213] (distribution)

Lis, J.A. 1999. Burrower bugs of the Old World - a catalogue (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 10(2): 165-249 [198] (catalogue)

Lis, J.A., Becker, M. & Schaefer, C.W. 2000. Burrower Bugs (Cydnidae). pp. 405-420 in Schaefer, C.W. & Panizzi, A.R. (eds). Heteroptera of Economic Importance. Boca Raton : CRC Press 828 pp. [415] (note)

Maxwell-Lefroy, H. 1909. Indian Insect Life. A manual of the insects of the plains (tropical India). 2 vols. Calcutta : Thacker, Spink & Co. xii 786 pp. [674] (India)

Oshanin, B.F. 1906. Verzeichnis der Palaearktischen Hemipteren mit besondere Berücksichtigung ihrer Verteilung im Russischen Reiche. Band I Heteroptera. Supplement to Annuaire du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Imperiale des Sciences, St Petersburg. pp. i–lxxiv, 1–393. [19] (Palaearctic Region)

Schouteden, H. 1933. Résultats scientifiques de voyage aux Indes Orientales Néelandaises de LL. AA. RR. le Prince et la Princesse Léopold de Belgique. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Mémoires du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique 8 4: 41-70 [44]

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Usinger, R.L. 1951. Heteroptera of the Marshall Islands. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 14: 315-321 [316]

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White, F.B. 1878. Description of a new species of Heteropterous Hemiptera collected in the Hawaiian Islands by the Rev. T. Blackburn - No. 2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 5 1: 365-374 [365] (Hawaii, separate species)

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