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Species Agonoscelis rutila (Fabricius, 1775)

Horehound Bug

  • Cimex rutilus Fabricius, J.C. 1775. Systema Entomologiae, sistens Insectorum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, adiectis Synonymis, Locis, Descriptionibus, Observationibus. Flensburgi et Lipsiae [= Flensburg & Leipzig] : Kortii xxxii 832 pp. [Date published 17 April] [714].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) BMNH (Banks coll.) 2 specimens, Australia (as nova Hollandia).
  • Cimex elatus Fabricius, J.C. 1803. Systema Rhyngotorum secundum ordines, genera, species adiectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Brunsvigae : Carolum Reichard x 314 pp. emmendanda. [173] [primary junior homonym of Cimex elatus Fabricius, 1787 (Coreidae)].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) ZMUC, NSW (as Nova Cambria).
  • Pentatoma wolffi Guérin, F.É. 1831. Atlas. pls 1-21 Insectes. in Duperrey, L.I. (ed.). Voyage autour du monde, exécuté par ordre du Roi, sur la corvette de sa Majest., La Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825 sous le ministère de S.E.M. Le Marquis de Clermont-Tonnerre, et publié sous les auspices de son Excellence M. Le Cte De Chabrol, Ministre de la Marine et des Colonies. Histoire naturelle, zoologie. Paris : A. Bertrand. [Date published 1830-1832] [pl. 11 fig. 10].
    Type data:
     Holotype MNHP, Bourou, Maluka (as Bourou, Moluccas).
    Type locality references:
    Guérin-Méneville, F.É. 1838. Pt 2 Div. 1 ch. xii Insectes. pp. 57-302 in Duperrey, L.J. (ed.). Voyage Autour du Monde, Exécuté par Ordre du Roi, sur la Corvette de sa Majesté, La Coquille, Pendant les Années 1822, 1823, 1824, et 1825. Histoire Naturelle, Zoologie. Paris : Bertrand. [166].
  • Pentatoma petitii Le Guillou, E.J.F. 1841. Description des Hémiptères nouveaux qu'il à recueillis pendant son voyage de circumnavigation sur la corvette la Zélée. Revue de Zoologie, Paris 4: 260-263 [262].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) MNHP, Banda, Maluka (as Banda, Moluccas).
  • Pentatoma tetrastigma Herrich-Schaeffer, G.A.W. 1851. Die Wanzenartigen Insecten. Getreu nach der Natur abgebildet und beschrieben. Nürnburg : C.H. Zeh'schen Buchhandlung Vol. 9 257-348 pp. [322].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) ZMB (depository uncertain), locality unknown.
    Secondary source:
     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. [98].
  • Pentatoma lugubris Montrouzier, P. 1855. Essai sur la faune de l'île de Woodlark ou Moiou. Annales de la Société d’Agriculture de Lyon 2 7: 1-114 [97].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) MNHP, Woodlark Is. (as l'île de Woodlark).
  • Strachia aspersa Walker, F. 1867. Catalogue of the Specimens of Heteropterous Hemiptera in the Collection of the British Museum. Part II. Scutata. London : E. Newman Preface pp. 241-417. [333].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) BMNH 2 specimens, Seram (as Ceram), Indonesia.
  • Strachia tetragona Walker, F. 1867. Catalogue of the Specimens of Heteropterous Hemiptera in the Collection of the British Museum. Part II. Scutata. London : E. Newman Preface pp. 241-417. [332].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) BMNH 5 specimens, Bacan (as Batchian), Halmahera (as Gilolo), Banda, Sulawesi (as Celebes), Indonesia.

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • 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. [179] (synonymy of Cimex elatus, Pentatoma wolffi and Pentatoma petitii)
  • 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 [85] (synonymy of Pentatoma tetrastigma and Strachia tetragona)
  • Schouteden, H. 1907. Les types d'Hémiptères de Montrouzier. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique (Comptes-rendus) 51: 106-118 [110] (synonymy of Pentatoma lugubris)
  • Cassis, G. & Gross, G.F. 2002. Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha). in Houston, W.W.K. & Wells, A. Zoological Catalogue of Australia Vol. 27.3B. Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing, Australia. xiv 737 pp. [453, 646] (synonymy of Strachia aspersa)

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria


Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Torres Strait Ils (Duke of York Is.).


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Kanmantoo (KAN), King (KIN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, herbivore (associated flora: Hibiscus sabdariffa L. [MALVACEAE] Rosella; Citrus sp. [RUTACEAE]; Marrubium vulgare L. [LAMIACEAE]; Eucalyptus sp. [MYRTACEAE] Gum Tree; Leptospermum coriaceum (F.Muell. ex Miq.) Cheel [MYRTACEAE] Green Tea-tree), sap-feeder, subtropical, temperate, terrestrial, tropical, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Occasional pest of grain legumes and fruit trees.

 

General References

Distant, W.L. 1888. An enumeration of the Rhynchota received from Baron von Müller and collected by Mr. Sayer in New Guinea during Mr. Cuthbertson's Expedition. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1888: 475-489 pl. XIII [479] (New Guinea)

Dupuis, C. 1952. Priorité de quelques noms d'Hétéroptères de Guérin-Ménéville (1831). Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 77: 447-454 [452] (Guérin type data)

Fabricius, J.C. 1794. Entomologia Systematica emendata et acuta, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species adjectis synonimis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Tom. 1. Hafniae : Christ. Gottl. Proft. xx 330 pp. [119] (description)

Froggatt, W.W. 1919. Some plant bugs that infect citrus trees. Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales 30: 325-330 2 pls [329] (distribution, citrus pest)

Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [342, pl. B] (description, colour habitus)

Hori, K. 2000. Possible causes of disease symptoms resulting from the feeding of phytophagous Heteroptera. pp. 11-35 in Schaefer, C.W. & Panizzi, A.R. (eds). Heteroptera of Economic Importance. Boca Raton : CRC Press 828 pp. [14, Tab. 1] (physiology)

Horváth, G. 1919. Hemipteren von den Aru- and Kei- Inseln. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 35(3): 305-314 [308] (Key Is.)

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 [358] (Indonesia, as Agonoscelis rutilis)

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. [98] (catalogue)

Kumar, R. 1964. On the structure and function of the so called ejaculatory reservoir in Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 75: 51-65 [55] (morphology)

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [150] (catalogue)

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. [66] (list)

McKeown, K.C. 1942. Australian Insects. An Introductory Handbook. Sydney : Sydney & Melbourne Publishing Co. Pty Ltd 303 pp. [31, 85] (biology)

Musgrave, A. 1954. The insects of Captain Cook's Expedition. Pt II. Australian Museum Magazine 11: 265-269 [267] (note)

Noble, N. 1937. An egg parasite of the green vegetable bug. Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales 48: 337-341 pls 1-5 (egg parasite)

Panizzi, A.R., McPherson, J.E., James, D.G., Javahery, M. & McPherson, R.M. 2000. Stink Bugs (Pentatomidae). pp. 421-474 in Schaefer, C.W. & Panizzi, A.R. (eds). Heteroptera of Economic Importance. Boca Raton : CRC Press 828 pp. [449] (bionomics)

Schouteden, H. 1907. Les types d'Hémiptères de Montrouzier. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique (Comptes-rendus) 51: 106-118 [110] (as Agonoscelis rutilus)

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 [50] (New Guinea)

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 [85] (distribution)

Tryon, H. 1892. Zoology of British New Guinea, II Hemiptera. Annals of the Queensland Museum 2: 13-24 [19] (New Guinea)

Van Duzee, E.P. 1905. Notes on Australian Pentatomidae, with descriptions of a few new species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 21: 187-214 [204] (note)

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. [217] (list)

 

Common Name References

Naumann, I. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Australian Insect Names. Common and Scientific Names for Insects and Allied Organisms of Economic and Environmental Importance. Melbourne : CSIRO Publications v 200 pp. [Date published 31/12/1993] [152] (Horehound Bug)

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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06-Nov-2013 Pentatominae 02-Apr-2014 MODIFIED
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