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Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Cuspicona forticornis Breddin, 1900

  • Cuspicona forticornis Breddin, G. 1900. Nova studia Hemipterologica. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1900: 161-185 [29].
    Type data:
     Lectotype DEIB , NSW.
    Paralectotype(s) DEIB.
    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 [86].




New South Wales, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Caboolture, Gap Creek, Rockhampton, Upper Mulgrave River, NSW—Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Tweed River.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), NSW North Coast (NNC), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, herbivore (associated flora: Solanum mauritianum Scop. [SOLANACEAE] Wild Tobacco Tree), sap-feeder, subtropical, terrestrial, tropical, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Parasitised by Alophora sp. (Diptera: Tachinidae).


General References

Coombs, M. & Khan, S.A. 1997. New host/parasitoid records for Australian Pentatomidae, Tachinidae and Braconidae. Australian Entomologist 24(2): 61-64 (parasitism)

Froggatt, W.W. 1902. Notes on Australian Hemiptera. (Plant Bugs). Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales 13: 318-324 1 colour pl. [320, pl. 2 fig. 17] (habitus)

Froggatt, W.W. 1907. Australian Insects. Sydney : W. Brooks & Co. xiv 449 pp., 37 pls. [Date published April 11, 1907] [pl. 32 fig. 2] (habitus)

Gross, G.F. 1975. A revision of the Pentatomidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of the Rhynchocoris group from Australia and adjacent areas. Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 17: 51-167 [93, 151 fig. 57] (key, description, habitus)

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. [142] (catalogue)

Van Duzee, E.P. 1905. Notes on Australian Pentatomidae, with descriptions of a few new species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 21: 187-214 [209] (misidentification as Cuspicona rufispina Stål, 1870)


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