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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Bibliographic Data

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Musgrave, 1930, Rec. Aust. Mus. 17(7): 317–342
Author
Anthony Musgrave
Year
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
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03 July 2009
Available Online
19 October 2009
Reference Number
769
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