Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Piezodorus oceanicus (Montrouzier, 1864)

  • Rhaphigaster oceanicus Montrouzier, P. 1864. Essai sur la faune entomologique de Kanala (Nouvelle-Calédonie) et description de quelques espèces nouvelles ou peu connues. Annales de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon ns 11: 46-257 [224].
    Type data:
     Holotype MNHP, New Caledonia (as Nouvelle Calédonie).
  • Piezodorus grossi Staddon, B.W. 1997. A new shield-bug species Piezodorus grossi (Het.: Pentatomidae) from the Australasian region previously confused with P. hybneri (Gmelin). Journal of Natural History 31(12): 1859-1863 [1859] [primary junior homonym of Piezodorus grossi Ahmad, 1995].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH , Austral Is. (Rurutu Is.).
    Paratype(s) BPBM 7; BMNH 3 1.
  • Rhaphigaster extenuatus 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. [371].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH , Moreton Bay, QLD.
  • Piezodorus grossi Ahmad, I. 1995. A review of pentatomine legume bug genus Piezodorus Fieber (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae) with its cladistic analysis. Proceeding of the Pakistan Congress of Zoology 15: 329-358 [335].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH, Australia.


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • 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. [136] (summary of previously accepted synonymy, including Piezodorus hybneri (Fabricius, 1787) as valid name, with following junior synonyms: Cimex rubrofasciatus Fabricius, 1787, Cimex flavescens Fabricius, 1798, Rhaphigaster flavolineatus Westwood, 1837, Rhaphigaster virescens Amyot & Serville, Nezara pellucida Ellenrieder, 1862, Rhaphigaster oceanicus Montrouzier, 1865, Rhaphigaster extenuatus Walker, 1867 and Rhaphigaster pallescens Walker, 1868)
  • 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. [526, 646] (synonymy of Rhaphigaster extenuatus, Piezodorus grossi Ahmad and Piezodorus grossi Staddon)




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

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Bentinck Is., Bileola, Bowen, Brisbane, Bulburin, Cammoweal, Gatton, Finch Hatton, Mackay, Magnetic Is., Mornington Is., Mt Tamborine, Normanton, Rockhampton, Townsville, SA—Arkaroola, Blanchetown, Cooper Crossing, Coward Springs, Finke River, Levi Creek, Moolooloo, Myrtle Springs, New Kalamurina, WA—Marble Bar, Wyndham, NT—Darwin, MacArthur River, McDonnell Downs, Renner Springs, Uluru, Victoria River Downs.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Burt Plain (BRT), Central Arnhem (CA), 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), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Gibson Desert (GD), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Gulf Plains (GUP), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Kanmantoo (KAN), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), 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), 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), Tanami (TAN), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, herbivore (associated flora: Crotalaria sp. [FABACEAE]; Indigofera sp. [FABACEAE]; Lantana camara L. [VERBENACEAE]; Cucurbita sp. [CUCURBITACEAE]), sap-feeder, subtropical, temperate, terrestrial, tropical, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Parasitised by Cylindromyia rufifemur Paramanov, 1956 (Diptera: Tachinidae) and Aridelus sp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae).


General References

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

Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [446] (misidentification as Piezodorus hybneri (Gmelin, 1790))

Staddon, B.W. & Ahmad, I. 1995. Species problems and species groups in the genus Piezodorus Fieber (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of Natural History 29: 787-802 [799] (Australian populations possible new species)


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 23-Apr-2014 MODIFIED
15-Aug-2012 06-Nov-2013 MODIFIED
06-Nov-2013 MODIFIED