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Bronze Orange Bug

Bronze Orange Bug


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Species Musgraveia sulciventris (Stål, 1863)

Bronze Orange Bug




Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

QLD—Blackall Range, Brisbane, Mt Tamborine, Toowoomba, NSW—Billinudgel, Coonabarabran, Dorrigo, Liverpool, Richmond River, Sawtell, South West Rocks, Sydney, Tweed River, Uki, ACT—Canberra.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


ACT, NSW, Qld: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, diurnal, folivore, herbivore (associated flora: Eremocitrus glauca (Lindl.) Swingle [RUTACEAE] Desert Lime, Native Cumquat, Native Orange; Microcitrus australasica (F.Muell.) Swingle [RUTACEAE] Finger Lime; Citrus limonia Obsbeck [RUTACEAE] Lemon; Citrus aurantium L. [RUTACEAE] Orange), sap-feeder, terrestrial, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Citrus pest, feeds on leaf nodules, petioles, flower pedicles, fruit, shoots; parasitoids: Anastatus biproruli ; predators: Pristhesancus plagipennis Walker (Reduviidae), Amyotea hamatus (Walker) (Pentatomidae).


General References

Blöte, H.C. 1945. Catalogue of the Pentatomidae in the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie. Part I: Tessaratominae, Urolabidinae. Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) 25: 285-316 [285] (list)

Blum, M.S. 1981. Chemical defenses of arthropods. New York : Academic Press xii 562 pp. [54, 58, 66, 113-114, 116] (defensive secretion)

Evans, J.W. 1952. The Injurious Insects of the British Commonwealth (except the British Isles, India and Pakistan): with a section on the control of weeds by insects. London : Commonwealth Institute of Entomology vii 42 pp. (pest)

Froggatt, W.W. 1901. Notes on Australian Hemiptera (plant Bugs). Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales 12: 1592-1601 1 colour pl. [1596] (misidentification as Stilida indecora Stål, 1863, pest)

Girault, A.A. 1924. The orange-tree bug. (Oncoscelis sulciventris Stål.) Recent investigations. Queensland Agricultural Journal 21: 57-73 (pest, biology)

Hely, P.C., Pasfield, G. & Gellatley, J.G. 1982. Insect Pests of Fruit and Vegetables in NSW. Melbourne : Inkata Press 312 pp. [71] (bionomics)

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. [345] (catalogue)

Kumar, R. 1962. Morpho-taxonomical studies on the genitalia and salivary glands of some Pentatomoidea. Entomologisk Tidskrift 83: 44-88 [47 figs 21-22] (morphology)

Kumar, R. 1964. On the structure and function of the so called ejaculatory reservoir in Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 75: 51-65 [63 figs] (morphology)

Kumar, R. 1969. Morphology and relationships of the Pentatomoidea (Heteroptera) IV. Oncomerinae (Tessaratomidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 17: 553-606 [555, 557, 559-561, 569, 572-577, 579, 586 figs 11, 25, 26,] (morphology, biology, larvae)

Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. 1893. Catalogue Général des Hémiptères. Tome I. Hétéroptères Pentatomidae. Bruxelles : F. Hayez xi 286 pp. [223] (catalogue)

MacLeod, J.K., Howe, I., Cable, J., Blake, J.D., Baker, J. & Smith, D. 1975. Volatile scent gland components of some tropical Hemiptera. Journal of Insect Physiology 21: 1219-1224 [1219] (defensive secretion)

McDonald, F.J.D. 1969. Life cycle of the bronze orange bug Musgraveia sulciventris (Stål) (Hemiptera: Tessaratomidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 17: 817-820 (life cycle)

Rolston, L.H., Aalbu, R.L., Murray, M.J. & Rider, D.A. 1993. A catalog of the Tessaratomidae of the world. Papua New Guinea Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 36: 36-108 [47] (catalogue)

Schaefer, C.W., Panizzi, A.R. & James, D.G. 2000. Several small Pentatomoid Families (Cyrtocoridae, Dinidoridae, Eurostylidae [sic], Plataspidae, and Tessaratomidae. pp. 505-512 in Schaefer, C.W. & Panizzi, A.R. (eds). Heteroptera of Economic Importance. Boca Raton : CRC Press 828 pp. [508] (bionomics)

Schaefer, C.W. & Ahmad, I. 1987. The food plants of four pentatomoid families (Hemiptera: Acanthosomatidae, Tessaratomidae, Urostylidae, and Dinidoridae). Phytophaga. Palermo 1: 21-34 [27] (host plants)

Sinclair, D.P. 2000. A generic revision of the Oncomerinae (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea: Tessaratomidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 46: 307-329 [316] (catalogue)

Smith, D., Beattie, G.A.C. & Broadley, R. 1997. Citrus Pests and their Natural Enemies. Integrated Pest Management in Australia. Brisbane : DPI Publications xvi 272 pp. [111] (bionomics)

Smith, J.H. 1940. Report of the Entomological Section. Annual Report of the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock 1939–1940: 6-8 (pest)

Staddon, B.W. 1979. The scent glands of Heteroptera. Advances in Insect Physiology 14: 351-418 [403] (metathoracic glands)

Stål, C. 1870. Enumeratio Hemipterorum. Bidrag till en förteckning öfver aller hittills kända Hemiptera, jemte systematiska meddelanden. 1. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm n.f. 9(1): 1-232 [61] (list)

Stål, C. 1873. Enumeratio Hemipterorum. Bidrag till en förteckning öfver aller hittills kända Hemiptera, jemte systematiska meddelanden. 3. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm n.f. 11(2): 1-163 (list)

Summerville, W.A.T. 1931. The control of the bronze orange bug. Queensland Agricultural Journal 36: 138-140 (pest control)

Summerville, W.A.T. 1935. The bronze orange bug. Queensland Agricultural Journal 43: 245-253 (pest)

Tillyard, R.J. 1926. The Insects of Australia and New Zealand. Sydney : Angus & Robertson Ltd 560 pp. 42 pls. [148] (note)

Van Duzee, E.P. 1905. Notes on Australian Pentatomidae, with descriptions of a few new species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 21: 187-214 [211] (NSW)

Veitch, R. 1926. Report of the Chief Entomologist. Queensland Annual Report of the Department of Agriculture and Stock 1925–1926: 135-138 (pest)

Veitch, R. & Simmonds, J.H. 1929. Pests and Diseases of Queensland Fruits and Vegetables. 8 Vols. Queensland : Dept. Agric. & Stock 198 pp. [86-90] (pest)

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. [477] (list)


History of changes

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