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Species Kapunda troughtoni (Distant, 1910)

Variable Shield Bug

  • Sciocoris troughtoni Distant, W.L. 1910. Rhynchotal notes. LII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8 6: 369-386, 465-481, 585-603 [466].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) BMNH 2, Troughton Is., WA (as Troughton Is., off the NW coast of Australia).
  • Sciocoris hermannsi Distant, W.L. 1910. Rhynchotal notes. LII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8 6: 369-386, 465-481, 585-603 [467].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH , Hermannsburg, NT (as Hermannsburg, Central Australia).
  • Sciocoris rubens Distant, W.L. 1910. Rhynchotal notes. LII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8 6: 369-386, 465-481, 585-603 [468].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH , Hermannsburg, NT (as Hermannsburg, Central Australia).
  • Kapunda typica Distant, W.L. 1911. Rhynchotal notes. LIV. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8 7: 338-354 [342].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH , Sydney, NSW.

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [350]

 

Distribution

States

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


Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Cloncurry, Cunnamulla, Diamantina River, Longreach, Riversleigh, Stanthorpe, Townsville, VIC—Philipp Is., SA—Adelaide, Belair, Bowmans, Calana, Clayton Crossing, Coorong, Gawler Ranges, Glenunga, Goyder Siding, Kangaroo Is., Meningie, Minnie Downs, Mt Barker, Mt Chambers, Mt Finke, Mt Wedge, Murray Bridge, Mylor, Nairne, Ooldea, Port Augusta, Port Noarlunga, Two Wells, WA—Geraldton, Gill Pinnacle, Kalgoorlie, Montebello Is., Mullewa, NT—Alice Springs, Brunette Downs, Coniston, Illamurta Spring Conservation Park, Rodinga.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Burt Plain (BRT), Carnarvon (CAR), Channel Country (CHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Coolgardie (COO), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Central Ranges (CR), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gascoyne (GAS), Gawler (GAW), Gibson Desert (GD), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Murchison (MUR), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Nullarbor (NUL), Pilbara (PIL), 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), Sturt Plateau (STU), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Tanami (TAN), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, herbivore, sap-feeder, subtropical, temperate, terrestrial, tropical, 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. [354 fig. 152] (description, habitus)

Musgrave, A. 1945. The Simpson Desert Expedition, 1939. Scientific Reports: No. 4 Biology—Hemiptera. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 69: 14-15 [14] (distribution)

 

Common Name References

Naumann, I. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Australian Insect Names. Common and Scientific Names for Insects and Allied Organisms of Economic and Environmental Importance. Melbourne : CSIRO Publications v 200 pp. [Date published 31/12/1993] [153] (Variable Shield Bug)

 

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 15-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
06-Jun-2012 MODIFIED