Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Coleotichus costatus (Fabricius, 1787)



Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Bowen, Kuranda, Logan River, Mitchell, NSW—Bogan River, Broken Hill, Leeton, Trangie, VIC—Lake Hattah, Mallee district, Wandong, SA—Adelaide, Athelstone, Cowell, Copley, Coward Springs, Ferries McDonald National Park, Gawler Ranges, Minnie Downs, Frome Downs, Innamincka, Lake Eyre, Lake Torrens, Levi Creek, Lockleys, Mern Merna, Mt Bryan East, Mulgathing Station, Orroroo, Parachilna Gorge, Sinclair Gap, Warradale, WA—Balladonia, Cocklebiddy, Eucla, Kalgoorlie, Lake Lefroy, Mandurah, Maya, Mullewa, Norseman, Three Springs.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


ACT, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), 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), King (KIN), 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), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, diurnal, folivore, herbivore (associated flora: Acacia stowardii Maiden [FABACEAE] Bastard Mulga; Acacia saligna (Labill.) H.L. Wendl. [FABACEAE] Golden Wreath Wattle; Acacia victoriae Benth. [FABACEAE] Prickly Wattle; Dodonaea viscosa Jacq. [SAPINDACEAE] Soapwood; Acacia ligulata A.Cunn. ex Benth. [FABACEAE] Umbrella Bush; Acacia sp. [FABACEAE] Wattle; Acacia pendula A.Cunn. ex G.Don [FABACEAE] Weeping Myall; Acacia cyclops A.Cunn. ex G.Don [FABACEAE] Western Coastal Wattle; Lambertia inermis R.Br. [PROTEACEAE]; Acacia consanguinea R.S.Cowan & Maslin [FABACEAE] (sitting record)), sap-feeder, subtropical, temperate, terrestrial, volant.


General References

Cassis, G. & Vanags, L. 2006. Jewel Bugs of Australia (Insecta: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae). Denisia Neue Serie 50: 275-398 [312] (diagnosis, redescriptin, illustrations, key to spp., distribution)

Distant, W.L. 1920. Rhynchota from New Caledonia. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 9 6: 143-164 [143] (New Caledonia)

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. 5] (habitus)

Germar, E.F. 1839. Beiträge zu einer Monographie der Schildwanzen. Zeitschrift für Entomologie (Germar) 1: 1-146 1 colour pl. [74]

Gross, G.F. 1975. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera. Adelaide : A.B. James Vol. 1 250 pp., 3 colour pls. [81-83 fig. 18] (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. [313] (catalogue)

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 [46] (male genitalia)

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [15] (catalogue)

McDonald, F.J.D. & Cassis, G. 1984. Revision of the Australian Scutelleridae Leach (Hemiptera). Australian Journal of Zoology 32: 537-572 [540 figs 1-9] (description)

Schouteden, H. 1904. Heteroptera. Fam. Pentatomidae. Subfam. Scutellerinae. Genera Insectorum 24: 1-98 5 pls [6 pl. 8 figs 3, 13, 19, pl. 9 fig. 9] (list, habitus)

Stål, C. 1876. Enumeratio Hemipterorum. Bidrag till en förteckning öfver aller hittills kända Hemiptera, jemte systematiska meddelanden. 5. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm n.f. 14(4): 1-162 [4] (list)

Walker, F. 1867. Catalogue of the Specimens of Heteropterous Hemiptera in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Scutata. London : E. Newman Preface pp. 1-240. [1] (list)

Walker, F. 1868. Catalogue of the Specimens of Heteropterous Hemiptera in the Collection of the British Museum. Part III. London : E. Newman Preface pp. 419-599. [505] (list)


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 04-Oct-2019 MODIFIED
05-Dec-2019 MODIFIED