Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory

<i>Hishimonus leichhardti</i> Fletcher & Dai, adult

Hishimonus leichhardti Fletcher & Dai, adult


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Species Hishimonus leichhardti Fletcher & Dai, 2013

Compiler and date details

5 November 2013 - Murray J. Fletcher



This species is known from Sue Island and Yam Island in Torres Strait with a single male collected in Cooloola National Park in SE Queensland. The species name honours Ludwig Leichhardt, Prussian explorer and naturalist, who explored parts of northern Australia in the first half of the 19th century (Fletcher & Dai 2013).





Extra Distribution Information

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Qld: South Eastern Queensland (SEQ)

Other Regions

Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

Ecological Descriptors

All stages: phloem feeder.



Head pale greenish white. Pronotum mainly brown with pale speckling, pale along anterior margin. Scutellum whitish with pale yellow laterally margined with brown. Tegmen pale coffee brown on basal half with darker brown spot at apex of costal cell and some brown extending towards apex. Large pale area along costal margin around midlength of tegmen. Pale brown dorsal patch ill-defined, not discernible in some specimens. Male genitalia. Subgenital plates broadly rounded on external margin to base of apical process. Paramere with preapical lobe moderately developed, rounded, apical lobe straight, directed slightly laterally, apically acutely rounded. Connective with lateral arms slightly shorter than stem. Aedeagus without basal processes, in posterior view, shafts divergent, outwardly prominent at midlength, then narrowed to preapical gonopore with apex of shaft produced to form apical pointed process in line with shaft. In lateral view, shafts curved evenly to gonopore with apical process extended short distance from gonopore and recurved anteriorly (Fletcher & Dai 2013).


ID Keys

Fletcher & Dai 2013: 422


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)
Opsiini Emeljanov, 1962 05-Nov-2013 ADDED Dr Murray Fletcher