Species Poecilometis spenceri Bergroth, 1916
- Poecilometis spenceri Bergroth, E. 1916. Heteropterous Hemiptera collected by Professor W. Baldwin Spencer during the Horn Expedition into Central Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria ns 29: 19-39 .
Type data:Lectotype UZMH ♀, Alice Springs, NT (as Central Australia).
Subsequent designation 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 .
New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia
Extra Distribution Information
QLD—Almaden, Bowen, Peaks Down, Riversleigh, Townsville, NSW—Booligal district, SA—Musgrave Ranges, WA—Denham River, Derby, Fortescue River, Lake Grace, Langi Crossing, Vampire Gorge, Wandagee, Wyndham, NT—Charlotte Well, Daly River, Finke River, Huckitta district, Humpty Doo, Illamurta Spring Reserve, Katherine River.
NSW, NT, Qld, SA, 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), 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), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), 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), 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), 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 Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Sturt Plateau (STU), Tanami (TAN), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)
Arboreal, gregarious, herbivore (associated flora: Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh., 1832 [MYRTACEAE] River Red Gum), sap-feeder, subtropical, temperate, terrestrial, tropical, under bark, volant.
Baehr, M. 1987. Poecilometis vallicola spec. nov. and some other species of Poecilometis Dallas from northwestern Australia. Spixiana (Munich) 10: 85-91  (description, distribution, host plant)
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 [10, 43 fig. 37] (key, description, habitus)
Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [298, 312 fig. 126] (key, description, habitus)
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