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Genus Melanterius Erichson, 1842

Compiler and date details

2017 - ABRS


In their detailed study on host plants of species in the genus Melanterius, Pinzón-Navarro et al. (2017), describe 5 new species, and, tentatively, divide the genus into 6 species groups. These species groupings are not included here. Pinzón-Navarro et al. (2017) redescribe the genus, and compare it with other Cleogonini genera.




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

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Gulf Coastal (GUC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ) ; NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic: Brigalow Belt South (BBS) ; NSW, Qld: Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Nandewar (NAN), NSW North Coast (NNC), Sydney Basin (SB), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ) ; NSW, Qld, Vic: New England Tablelands (NET), South East Coastal Plain (SCP) ; NSW, Tas, Vic: South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), Tasmanian South East (TSE) ; NT, Qld: Gulf Coastal (GUC) ; Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Murray Darling Depression (MDD) ; SA, WA: Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN)

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)
02-Nov-2017 Cleogonini Gistel, 1848 06-Oct-2017 MODIFIED
30-Jun-2015 CURCULIONIDAE Latreille, 1802 31-Mar-2015 MODIFIED Lyn Randall
27-Feb-2012 27-Feb-2012 MOVED
17-Aug-2010 ADDED