Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Avicenna auricornis (Walker, 1867)

  • Cuspicona auricornis 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. [387].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) NMV, QLD.
  • Cuspicona recurvicornis Breddin, G. 1900. Hemiptera nonnulla regionis australicae. Entomologische Nachrichten. Berlin 26(2–3): 17-46 [28].
    Type data:
     Lectotype DEIB , NSW.
    Subsequent designation references:
    Gaedike, H. 1971. Katalog der in den Sammlungen des ehemaligen Deutschen Entomologischen Institutes aufbewahrten Typen—V. Beiträge zur Entomologie (Berlin) 21: 79-159 [97].


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Gross, G.F. & McDonald, F.J.D. 1994. Revision of Vitellus Stål and Avicenna Distant in Australia (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 33: 265-274 [270] (synonymy of Cuspicona recurvicornis and nov. comb. as Avicenna auricornis)




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Bathurst Head, Brisbane, Bulburin State Forest, Cairns, Dunwich, Flinders Is., Hamledon, Kuranda, Lamington National Park, Maleny, Toowoomba, NT—Darwin.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Arnhem (CA), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), NSW North Coast (NNC), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT)

Other Regions

Lord Howe Island terrestrial & freshwater

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, herbivore, sap-feeder, subtropical, temperate, terrestrial, tropical, volant.


General References

Distant, W.L. 1900. Rhynchotal notes. IV. Heteroptera: Pentatominae (part). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 5: 386-397, 420-435 [435]

Distant, W.L. 1920. Rhynchota from New Caledonia. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 9 6: 143-164 [146] (New Caledonia)

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. [144]

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [182] (catalogue)


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 19-Feb-2013 MODIFIED
06-Jun-2012 MODIFIED