Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Limnogonus (Limnogonus) luctuosus (Montrouzier, 1864)



New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Brisbane, Coen, Tibrogargan Creek, Horn Is. (new records), also Melanesia—Fiji, New Caledonia, Fiji, Solomon Ils, Vanuatu, Polynesia—Samoa, Society Is.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld: Cape York Peninsula (CYP), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ)

Other Regions

Christmas Island terrestrial & freshwater

Ecological Descriptors

Arthropod-feeder, lentic freshwater, lotic freshwater, predator, territorial.

Extra Ecological Information

Semiaquatic, from lakes, ponds, small streams, temporary pools, hot springs, from sea level to 750 m altitude.


General References

Andersen, N.M. & Weir, T.A. 2004. Australian Water Bugs. Their Biology and Identification (Hemiptera-Heteroptera, Gerromorpha & Nepomorpha). Entomonographen Denmark : Apollo Books Vol. 14 344 pp.

Brown, E.S. 1968. The aquatic Hemiptera (excluding Notonectidae) of Rennell Island. Natural History of Rennell Island, British Solomon Islands 5: 83-93 [84] (description, distribution)

Distant, W.L. 1920. Rhynchota from New Caledonia. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 9 6: 143-164 [158] (distribution)

Distant. W.L. 1914. Rhynchota from New Caledonia and the surrounding islands. 369-390 pls xi, xii in Sarasin, F. & Roux, J. (eds). Nova Caledonia Forschungen in Neu-Caledonien und auf den Loyalty-Inseln A. Zoologie. Wiesbaden : C.W. Kreidels Vol. 2. [384] (distribution)

Esaki, T. 1928. Aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera. pp. 67–80 in, Insects of Samoa and other Samoan terrestrial Arthropoda. Part II. Hemiptera. Fasc. 2. London : William Clowes & Sons Ltd. [69] (description, distribution, nov. comb. as Limnogonus luctuosus)

Laird, M. 1956. Studies of mosquitoes and freshwater ecology in the South Pacific. Bulletin of the Royal Society of New Zealand 6: 1-213 [74] (ecology)

Lundblad, O. 1935. Aquatic and semiaquatic Heteroptera of Tahiti. Bulletin of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum 113: 121-126 [123] (description, distribution)

Polhemus, J.T. & Herring, J.L. 1970. Ergebnisse der Österreichischen Neukaledonien Expedition. Aquatic and semiaquatic Hemiptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 72: 179-187 [180] (description, distribution)

Schouteden, H. 1907. Les types d'Hémiptères de Montrouzier. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique (Comptes-rendus) 51: 106-118 [116] (type information)

Usinger, R.L. 1946. Hemiptera Heteroptera of Guam. pp. 11–103 in, Insects of Guam, II. Bull. Bernice P. Bishop Mus. 189. (description, distribution)


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)
05-Dec-2012 05-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
15-Aug-2012 15-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
20-Oct-2010 06-Jun-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)