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Species Poecilometis gravis (Fabricius, 1781)

  • Cimex gravis Fabricius, J.C. 1781. Species insectorum, exhibentes eorum differentias specificas, synonyma auctorum, loca natalia, metamorphosin adiectis observationibus, descriptionibus. Hamburg et Kilonii : C. E. Bonn Vol. 1 viii + 552 pp. [Date published March 1781: Evenhuis 1997] [355].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH (Banks coll.) , New Zealand (as noua Zelandia) (type locality possibly in error).
    Type locality 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 [54].
  • Poecilometis uniformis Schouteden, H. 1906. Pentatomides nouveaux ou peu connus de la faune indo-australienne. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique (Comptes-rendus) 50: 137-144 [139].
    Type data:
     Holotype RGMC , NSW.

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • 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 [54]

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania


Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Brisbane, Carnarvon Range, Cooloola National Park, Kuranda, Maryborough, Passchendale State Forest, Stanthorpe, Stradbroke Is., NSW—Dunedoo, Mt Kuring-gai, Nepean River, Royal National Park, Taree; New Zealand record possibly doubtful.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, Qld, Tas: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Flinders (FLI), Gulf Plains (GUP), King (KIN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, herbivore (associated flora: Eucalyptus sp. [MYRTACEAE] Gum Tree), open forest, open heath, sap-feeder, terrestrial, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Collected in Banksia-dominated open forest.

 

General References

Fabricius, J.C. 1794. Entomologia Systematica emendata et acuta, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species adjectis synonimis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Tom. 1. Hafniae : Christ. Gottl. Proft. xx 330 pp. [113] (description)

Fabricius, J.C. 1803. Systema Rhyngotorum secundum ordines, genera, species adiectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Brunsvigae : Carolum Reichard x 314 pp. emmendanda. [77] (description)

Froggatt, W.W. 1902. Notes on Australian Hemiptera. (Plant Bugs). Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales 13: 318-324 1 colour pl. [319] (description)

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. [190, 369]

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [96] (catalogue)

Mayr, G. 1866. Hemiptera. Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wällerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band. I. Abtheilung. B. Wien : Karl Gerold's Sohn 1-204 pls I-V. [37] (description)

Stål, C. 1876. Enumeratio Hemipterorum. Bidrag till en förteckning öfver aller hittills kända Hemiptera, jemte systematiska meddelanden. 5. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm 14(4): 1-162 [42] (list)

Tillyard, R.J. 1926. The Insects of Australia and New Zealand. Sydney : Angus & Robertson Ltd 560 pp. 42 pls. [pl. 12 fig. 11] (habitus)

Walker, F. 1867. Catalogue of the Specimens of Heteropterous Hemiptera in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Scutata. London : E. Newman Preface pp. 1-240. [205] (TAS)

 

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