Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Plautia affinis (Dallas, 1851)

Green Stink Bug



Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Kingaroy, Kuranda, Maryborough, Mt Tamborine, Stanthorpe, Torres Strait Ils (Mabuiag Is., Moa Is., Murray Is.), Townsville, NSW—Sydney, NT—Darwin.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


ACT, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic, WA: 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)

Other Regions

Christmas Island terrestrial & freshwater, Lord Howe Island terrestrial & freshwater, Norfolk Island terrestrial & freshwater, Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, herbivore (associated flora: Prunus armeniaca L. [ROSACEAE] Apricot; Coffea arabica L. [RUBIACEAE] Coffee; Solanum nigrum L. [SOLANACEAE] Deadly Nightshade; Vitis vinifera L. [VITACEAE] Grape; Solanum tuberosum L. [SOLANACEAE] Potato; Rubus idaeus L. [ROSACEAE] Raspberry; Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. [SOLANACEAE] Tomato; Morus sp. [MORACEAE]; Oryza sativa L. [POACEAE] Rice; Salvia splendens Ker Gawl. [LAMIACEAE]; Spinacia oleracea L. [CHENOPODIACEAE]; Phaseolus vulgaris L. [FABACEAE] French Bean; Ligustrum lucidum W.T.Aiton [OLEACEAE]), sap-feeder, subtropical, temperate, terrestrial, tropical, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Eggs parasitised by Trissolcus basalis Wollaston (Scelionidae), Trissolcus oenome Dodd (Scelionidae), Telenomus sp. (Scelionidae), Acroclisoides sp. (Pteromalidae), Aridelus sp. (Braconidae); parasitised by tachinid species (Diptera: Tachinidae): Alophora sp. and Pentatomophaga bicincta de Meijere 1911; larvae and adults preyed upon by Amyotea hamata Walker (Pentatomidae: Asopinae), Pristhesancus plagipennis Walker (Reduviidae), and flower spiders (Thomisidae).


General References

Carpenter, G.H. 1891. Reports on the zoological collections made in Torres Straits by Professor A.C. Haddon, 1888–1889. Rhynchota from Murray Island and Mabuiag. Scientific Proceedings of the Royal Dublin Society 7: 137-146 [139]

Coombs, M. & Khan, S.A. 1997. New host/parasitoid records for Australian Pentatomidae, Tachinidae and Braconidae. Australian Entomologist 24(2): 61-64 (parasitism)

Coombs, M. & Khan, S.A. 1998. Population levels and natural enemies of Plautia affinis Dallas (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on raspberry, Rubus idaeus L., in south-eastern Queensland. Australian Journal of Entomology 37(2): 125-129 (biology, natural enemies)

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 [480] (distribution)

Evans, M.L. 1985. Arthropod species in soybeans in southeast Queensland. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 24: 169-177 [173, tab. 3]

Froggatt, W.W. 1901. Notes on Australian Hemiptera (plant Bugs). Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales 12: 1592-1601 1 colour pl. [1595] (description, biology, host plant)

Hely, P.C., Pasfield, G. & Gellatley, J.G. 1982. Insect Pests of Fruit and Vegetables in NSW. Melbourne : Inkata Press 312 pp. [124, 163, 234, 242] (bionomics)

Jensen-Haarup, A.C. 1928. Hemipterological notes and description V. Entomologiske Meddelelser 16: 185-202 [193] (description, key)

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. [214] (catalogue)

McDonald, F.J.D. 1971. Life cycle of the green stink bug Plautia affinis Dallas (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 10: 271-275 [271] (description, distribution)

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. [455] (bionomics)


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 06-Nov-2013 MODIFIED
15-Aug-2012 06-Nov-2013 MODIFIED
06-Nov-2013 MODIFIED