Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Calliphara imperialis (Fabricius, 1775)



New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Cairns, Endeavour River, Tully, Warwick, NSW—Lismore; New Zealand record erroneous.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Burt Plain (BRT), Central Arnhem (CA), Channel Country (CHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Central Ranges (CR), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Finke (FIN), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Gulf Coastal (GUC), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), NSW North Coast (NNC), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Sturt Plateau (STU), Tanami (TAN), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, diurnal, folivore, herbivore, sap-feeder, terrestrial, volant.


General References

Cassis, G. & Vanags, L. 2006. Jewel Bugs of Australia (Insecta: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae). Denisia Neue Serie 50: 275-398 [340] (diagnosis, description, illustrations, key to spp.)

Donovan, E. 1805. An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of New Holland, New Zealand, New Guinea, Otaheite, and other Islands in the Indian, Southern, and Pacific Oceans: including Figures and Descriptions of One Hundred and Fifty-three Species of the more Splendid, Beautiful, and Interesting Insects, hitherto Discovered in those Countries, and which for the most Part have not appeared in the Works of any Preceding Author. London : Rivington iv + [167] pp. + [41] pls. [Date published January] [pl. 3 fig. 2] (habitus)

Fabricius, J.C. 1803. Systema Rhyngotorum secundum ordines, genera, species adiectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Brunsvigae : Carolum Reichard x 314 pp. emmendanda. [128] (description)

Herrich-Schaeffer, G.A.W. 1840. Die Wanzenartigen Insecten. Getreu nach der Natur abgebildet und beschrieben. Nürnburg : C.H. Zeh'schen Buchhandlung Vol. 5 pp. 61-80. [83, pl. 171 fig. 529] (description)

Hutton, F.W. 1874. List of the insects recorded as having been found in New Zealand previous to the year 1870. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 6: 158-171 [169] (New Zealand, misidentification)

Hutton, F.W. 1898. Synopsis of the Hemiptera of New Zealand which have been described previous to 1896. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 30: 167-187 [169] (New Zealand, misidentification)

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. [24] (catalogue)

Kumar, R. 1964. On the structure and function of the so called ejaculatory reservoir in Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 75: 51-65 [62 fig.] (morphology)

Kumar, R. 1965. Contributions to the morphology and relationships of Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) Part I. Scutelleridae. Journal of the Entomological Society of Queensland 4: 41-55 [53 fig. 87] (female genitalia)

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [24] (catalogue)

McDonald, F.J.D. 1961. A comparative study of the male genitalia of Queensland Scutellerinae Leach (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). University of Queensland Papers, Department of Entomology 1: 173-186 [180 figs 29-32] (male genitalia)

McDonald, F.J.D. 1963. A comparative study of the female genitalia of Queensland Scutellerinae Leach (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). University of Queensland Papers, Department of Entomology 1: 229-236 [235 figs 17-18]

McDonald, F.J.D. 1963. Morphology of the male genitalia of five Queensland Scutellerinae (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Queensland 2: 24-30 [30] (male genitalia)

McDonald, F.J.D. & Cassis, G. 1984. Revision of the Australian Scutelleridae Leach (Hemiptera). Australian Journal of Zoology 32: 537-572 [566] (description)

Myers, J.G. 1926. Biological notes on New Zealand Heteroptera. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 56: 449-511 pls 81-86 [488] (New Zealand, misidentification)

Myers, J.G. & China, W.E. 1928. A list of New Zealand Heteroptera with the description of a remarkable green aradid representing a new genus. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 10 1: 377-394 [385] (New Zealand, misidentification)

Tillyard, R.J. 1926. The Insects of Australia and New Zealand. Sydney : Angus & Robertson Ltd 560 pp. 42 pls. [149] (description)

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 [189]

White, F.B. 1878. List of the Hemiptera of New Zealand. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 14: 274-277 [275] (New Zealand, misidentification)


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