Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Poecilometis fuscescens (Stål, 1876)

  • Eumecopus fuscescens 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 [41].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) NHRM 2, Australia.
  • Eumecopus eyrei Distant, W.L. 1910. Rhynchotal notes. LII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8 6: 369-386, 465-481, 585-603 [378].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH , 100 miles E of Lake Eyre, SA (as Central Australia).


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Gross, G.F. 1972. A revision of the species of Australian and New Guinea shield bugs formerly placed in the genera Poecilometis Dallas and Eumecopus Dallas (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), with description of new species and selection of lectotypes. Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series 15: 1-192 [94] (and nov. comb. as Poeciolmetis fuscescens)




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

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Barcaldine, Cunnamulla, Roma, NSW—Broken Hill, Leeton, Menindee Lakes, VIC—Little Desert, SA—Adelaide, Arkaroola, Everard Ranges, Norwood, Two Wells, Whyalla.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Burt Plain (BRT), Carnarvon (CAR), Channel Country (CHC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gascoyne (GAS), Gawler (GAW), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), 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), 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), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, arid, diurnal, herbivore (associated flora: Acacia decurrens Willd. [FABACEAE] Black Wattle; Eucalyptus microtheca F.Muell. [MYRTACEAE] Coolabah; Vitis vinifera L. [VITACEAE] Grape; Callitris preissi Miq. [CUPRESSACEAE] Native Pine; Eremophila freelingii F.Muell. [SCROPHULARIACEAE] Stony Poverty Bush; Acacia sp. [FABACEAE] Wattle; Citrus sp. [RUTACEAE]; Thryptomene maisonneuvei F.Muell. [MYRTACEAE]; Myoporum platycarpum R.Br. [SCROPHULARIACEAE] Sugarwood; Eucalyptus sp. [MYRTACEAE] Gum Tree; Codonocarpus cotinifolius (Desf.) F.Muell. [GYROSTEMONACEAE] Native Poplar), terrestrial, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Collected in arid and semi-arid regions.


General References

Bergroth, E. 1916. New genera and species of Australian Hemiptera. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria ns 29: 1-18 [23] (description)

Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [322] (description)

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. [189] (catalogue)

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [96] (catalogue)


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)
06-Nov-2013 Pentatominae 02-Apr-2014 MODIFIED
15-Aug-2012 02-Apr-2014 MODIFIED
02-Apr-2014 MODIFIED