Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory

<i>Hishimonus malipatili</i> Fletcher & Dai, holotype male

Hishimonus malipatili Fletcher & Dai, holotype male


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Species Hishimonus malipatili Fletcher & Dai, 2013

Compiler and date details

5 November 2013 - Murray J. Fletcher



This species is only known from the male holotype and is identifiable only by examination of the male genitalia. The species name honours Dr Mali Malipatil, renowned Australian heteropterist, who collected the type specimen (Fletcher & Dai 2013).




Northern Territory

Extra Distribution Information

Known only from type locality.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NT: Daly Basin (DAB)

Ecological Descriptors

All stages: phloem feeder.



Head and scutellum pale greenish yellow, pronotum brownish with transverse pale markings. Tegmen pale whitish with scattered brown spots becoming denser at apex. Dorsal spot well defined, margined almost throughout with dark brown with pale area against hind margin of tegmen. Male genitalia. Subgenital plate rounded externally from base to apex with distinct apical finger-like lobe. Paramere with small rounded preapical lobe and apical lobe elongate, directed slightly laterally and minutely denticulate. Connective short with stem longer than arms. Aedeagus, in posterior view, with shafts narrow curving dorsally to preapical gonopore situated on internal posterior face, surmounted outwardly with broad triangular process and medially with short acute point. In lateral view, aedeagal shafts curved from base to gonopore with posterior short acute process and extending on anterior side to form elongate acute process (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