Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Theseus distanti Gross, 1972

  • Theseus distanti 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 [8] [nom. nov. for Theseus scutellatus Distant, 1910].
  • Theseus scutellatus Distant, W.L. 1910. Rhynchotal notes. LII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8 6: 369-386, 465-481, 585-603 [375] [secondary junior homonym of Poecilometis scutellatus Distant, 1899].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH Hem. 741 sex unknown (abdomen damaged), Townsville, QLD.





IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


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), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

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


General References

Baehr, M. 1989. Review of the Australian shield bug genus Theseus Stål. Spixiana (Munich) 11: 243-258 [252] (description)

Gross, G.F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 2 251-501 pp. [285] (note)


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