Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Poecilometis cooki Gross, 1972

  • Poecilometis cooki 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 [37].
    Type data:
     Holotype NMV T4335 , MT Tamborine, QLD.
    Paratype(s) AM 7 9; ANIC ; BMNH; BPBM 2; CAS 4 ; EUQ 6 6 (1 specimen listed in original description); QM T7035–T7046 3 9 (7 14 specimens listed in original publication); SAMA 2 4.




New South Wales, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Bald Mountain area, Bunya Mountains National Park, Lamington National Park, Noosa National Park, Tooloom, Townsville, NSW—Barrington Tops, Dorrigo, Grafton, Kempsey district, Royal National Park, Uki, West Kioloa.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), NSW North Coast (NNC), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, herbivore, sap-feeder, subtropical, terrestrial, tropical, volant.


General References

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 [197] (misidentification as Poecilometis strigatus (Westwood, 1837))


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