Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Poecilometis parilis Gross, 1972

  • Poecilometis parilis 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 [57].
    Type data:
     Holotype ANIC 9422 , Lachlan River, at Cowra, NSW.
    Paratype(s) AM 8 3; AMNH ; ANIC 11 3 1 specimen with sex unknown; EUQ 4 2 ( 2 mentioned in original publication); NMV T4337–T4344; QM T7048 ; SAMA 3 3 (one specimen with registration number I20,587).




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

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Brisbane, Clermont, Condamine, Cunnamulla, Gatton, NSW—Booligal district, Canowindra, Deniliquin, Dorrigo, Nyngan district, Wentworth, VIC—Kerang, Quantong, Swan Hill, SA—Blakiston, Sinclair Flat, NT—Ruby Gap National Park.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Burt Plain (BRT), Channel Country (CHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Kanmantoo (KAN), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), 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), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, herbivore (associated flora: Eucalyptus sp. [MYRTACEAE] Gum Tree), sap-feeder, subtropical, temperate, terrestrial, under bark, volant.


General References

Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [298, 308 fig. 123] (key, 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)
06-Nov-2013 Pentatominae 06-Nov-2013 MODIFIED
15-Aug-2012 06-Nov-2013 MODIFIED
06-Nov-2013 MODIFIED