Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Plautia grossepunctata (Kirby, 1900)

  • Pentatoma grossepunctata Kirby, W.F. 1900. Hemiptera. pp. 127-129 in Andrews, C.W. (ed.). A Monograph of Christmas Island (Indian Ocean): physical features and geology; with descriptions of the fauna and flora by numerous contributors. London : British Museum (Natural History) xiii 337 pp. [128].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) BMNH 5 specimens, Flying Fish Cove & North Coast, Christmas Is.



Other Regions

Christmas Island terrestrial & freshwater

Ecological Descriptors

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


General References

Izzard, R.J. 1936. The Hemiptera of Christmas Island. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 10 17: 577-600 [579] (distribution)

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. [125] (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