Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Dippilana membranacea Distant, 1910

  • Dippilana membranacea Distant, W.L. 1910. Rhynchotal notes. LII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8 6: 369-386, 465-481, 585-603 [373].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) BMNH Hem. 730 , Kilalpaninna, SA (as Kilalpaninna, S. Centr. Australia).
  • Poecilometis gibbiceps Bergroth, E. 1916. New genera and species of Australian Hemiptera. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria ns 29: 1-18 [5].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) NMV , QLD; WA.


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Leston, D. 1957. Australasian Halyinae (Hem., Pentatomidae): new synonymy. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 93: 188 [188]




Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

SA—Billa Kalina, Dalhousie Springs, Emu Camp, Gilberton, Lake Eyre, Lyndhurst, Peake Homestead, Woomera, Yalata, WA—Drummond Cove, Madura, NT—Mt Charlotte.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NT, Qld, SA, WA: Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Burt Plain (BRT), Carnarvon (CAR), Channel Country (CHC), Coolgardie (COO), Central Ranges (CR), Dampierland (DL), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Gascoyne (GAS), Gawler (GAW), Gibson Desert (GD), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Jarrah Forest (JF), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mallee (MAL), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Murchison (MUR), Nullarbor (NUL), Pilbara (PIL), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Tanami (TAN), Warren (WAR), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, diurnal, herbivore, terrestrial, volant.


General References

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 [147] (list)

Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [283 fig. 113] (description, habitus)


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