Australian Museum Journal Contribution to the knowledge of Australian Hemiptera. No. II. A revision of the subfamily Graphosomatinae (family Pentatomidae)

Shortform:
Musgrave, 1930, Rec. Aust. Mus. 17(7): 317–342
Author(s):
Musgrave, Anthony
Year published:
1930
Title:
Contribution to the knowledge of Australian Hemiptera. No. II. A revision of the subfamily Graphosomatinae (family Pentatomidae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
17
Issue:
7
Start page:
317
End page:
342
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.17.1930.769
Language:
English
Plates:
plates lii–liv
Date published:
20 February 1930
Cover date:
20 February 1930
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: HEMIPTERA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
03 July 2009
Available online:
19 October 2009
Reference number:
769
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (115kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (3466kb PDF)

Abstract

The members of the subfamily Graphosomatinae are characterized by the scutellum being frequently as long as the abdomen and so broad as to leave only the basal and outer margins of the corium exposed. Kirkaldy did not regard the group as worthy of subfamily status, and placed it as a tenth tribe of the subfamily Pentatominae, the Graphosomini, and pointed out that it is "Principally characterized by the absent or very short frena, but this does not appear to be restrictive. The large scutellum is no more a character for subfamily separation than it is in Eysarcoris or Discocera." Schouteden and Distant regarded the group as worthy of subfamily rank, and in this contribution I intend to regard it as such.

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