Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Blaena setosa Walker, 1868

  • Blaena setosa 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. [537].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH , locality unknown.
  • Macrymenus membranaceus Signoret, V. 1880. [Description of Macrymenus and M. membranaceus]. Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 5 10: xvii-xviii [18].
    Type data:
     Lectotype NHMW , Australia (as provient de l'Australie).
    Paralectotype(s) NHMW .
    Subsequent designation references:
    Froeschner, R.C. 1960. The genus Blaena Walker (=Macrymenus Signoret) with the description of four new species and a key to the known forms (Hemiptera: Cydnidae). Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 13: 453-466 [463].


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Distant, W.L. 1899. Rhynchotal notes—Heteroptera: Plataspinae, Thyreocorinae and Cydninae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 4: 213-227 [224]




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

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Bunya Mountains, Hann River; NSW—Broken Hill district, Nyngan district; VIC—Lake Hattah; SA—Andamooka Ranges, Arcoona Station, Coward Springs district, Everard Park, Gawler Ranges, Lake Eyre, Mabel Creek; WA—Beverley, Broome, Eneabba, Nicholson River, Peak Charles, Walter James Range; NT—Groote Eylandt, Horn Islet, Lake Argyle, Tennant Creek, Lake Woods.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Carnarvon (CAR), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gascoyne (GAS), Gawler (GAW), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Murchison (MUR), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Pilbara (PIL), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Burrower, ground dweller, litter, root-feeder, subtropical, temperate, terrestrial, tropical, volant.


General References

Bergroth, E. 1912. New or little known Hemiptera, chiefly from Australia, in the American Museum of Natural History. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 31: 343-348 [343] (presenting alternative taxonomic arrangement Macrymenus membranaceus as a separate species)

Froeschner, R.C. 1966. Two new species of the Australian genus Blaena with notes on previously described species. (Hemiptera: Cydnidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 39: 690-694 [690] (description)

Lis, J.A. 1995. A synonymic list of burrower bugs of the Australian Region (Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 6(2): 137-149 [138] (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 [185] (distribution)

Lis, J.A. 1999. Blaena tamasi sp. n. from Western Australia, the first species of Cydnidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) with staphylinoid wing modification. European Journal of Entomology 96: 53-55 [54] (key)

Lis, J.A. 1999. Burrower bugs of the Old World - a catalogue (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 10(2): 165-249 [172] (catalogue)

Lis, J.A. & Heyna, J. 2001. Revision of the Australian genus Blaena (Heteroptera: Cydnidae). European Journal of Entomology 98: 321-350 [340] (distribution)


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