Pteryperga

Pteryperga Benson, 1938a: 622-623. Type species: Pteryperga galla Benson, by original designation.

Citations

Benson 1938a [new taxon, revision/review: 622-625]; Benson 1938c [systematics – classification: 381]; Quinlan 1974 [type information: 223]; Smith 1978 [catalogue/checklist: 148]; Pagliano & Scaramozzino 1990 [catalogue/checklist: 173]; Abe & Smith 1991 [systematics – classification: 74]; Pschorn-Walcher 1998 [behaviour, oviposition, sociality: 460]; Schmidt et al. 2002 [diagnosis, key to species, new taxon, revision/review: 135-140].

Pteryperga bifasciata (Brullé)

Pterygophorus bifasciatus Brullé, 1846: 660-661. Type locality: Australia: Tasmania. Syntype, female. Type probably lost. Described: female. Illust.

Citations

Brullé 1846 [distribution (range), illustration of female: 660-661; pl. 46, fig. 1]; Kirby 1882 [distribution record: 82]; Froggatt 1890c [catalogue/checklist: 695]; Dalla Torre 1894 [catalogue/checklist: 308]; Konow 1905a [distribution (range): 37]; Konow 1907 [key, taxonomy: 218]; Benson 1938a [diagnosis, taxonomy, type information: 611, 625]; Smith 1978 [catalogue/checklist: 148]; Schmidt et al. 2002 [illustration of female, key, taxonomy, type information: 136, 137]; Schmidt 2006 [catalogue/checklist: 633].

Distribution

Australasian: Australia (Tasmania [Kirby 1882, Konow 1905a, Smith 1978, Schmidt et al. 2002, Schmidt 2006]).

TAXONOMY: The type of bifasciata, a female from Tasmania, is lost and the species has not been found since its description (Brullé 1846). Several earlier references to this species (e.g., Froggatt 1918, 1919) belong to Pteryperga galla (Benson 1938a: 625, Schmidt et al. 2002: 136).

Pteryperga galla Benson

Pterygophorus bifasciatus: Froggatt, 1918: 670-671. Misidentification; discovered by Schmidt et al., 2002.

Pterygophorus bifasciatus: Froggatt, 1919: 112. Misidentification; discovered by Schmidt et al., 2002.

Pterygophorus bifasciatus: Morice, 1919: 290. Misidentification; discovered by Schmidt et al.2002.

Pteryperga galla Benson, 1938a: 623-625. Type locality: Australia: Tweed River, New South Wale. Holotype female, by original designation. Type depository: ANIC. Described: female. Illust.

Citations

Froggatt 1918 [common name, description of female, description of male, distribution record, rearing: 670-671]; Froggatt 1919 [distribution record: 112]; Morice 1919 [description of female, distribution (range), key, type information: 290]; Benson 1938a [distribution (range), illustration of adult, illustration of lance/lancet, new taxon: 613, 615, 623-625]; Quinlan 1974 [type information: 247]; Smith 1978 [catalogue/checklist, host plant: 148]; Jones & Elliot 1990 [behaviour, description of immature stages, host plant: 178]; Pschorn-Walcher 1998 [behaviour, defence, sociality: 464]; Schmidt et al. 2002 [behaviour, description of female, description of immature stages, description of male, distribution (range), host plant, illustration of female, illustration of immature stages, key, oviposition, sociality, taxonomy, type information: 136-139]; Schmidt 2006 [catalogue/checklist, host plant: 633].

Distribution

Australasian: Australia (New South Wales [Froggatt 1918, Froggatt 1919, Smith 1978, Schmidt et al. 2002, Schmidt 2006], Queensland [Smith 1978, Schmidt 2006]).

Associations

Host – MYRTALES Elaeocarpaceae: Elaeocarpus reticulatus Smith [Jones & Elliot 1990, Schmidt et al. 2002, Schmidt 2006].

Pteryperga hyaloptera Schmidt & Smith

Pteryperga hyaloptera Schmidt & Smith in Schmidt et al., 2002: 139-140. Type locality: Australia: Bunya Mountains, 26°51’S 151°33’E, Queensland. Holotype female, by original designation. Type depository: ANIC. Described: male, female. Illust.

Citations

Schmidt et al. 2002 [description of immature stages, habitat, illustration of female, illustration of immature stages, illustration of lance/lancet, key]; Schmidt 2006 [catalogue/checklist: 633].

Distribution

Australasian: Australia (Queensland [Schmidt et al. 2002, Schmidt 2006]).

Biology

The species was collected in a subtropical rainforest in southeastern Queensland in an area with a high diversity of different species of ferns, trees and vines and the larvae possibly feed in the canopy area (Schmidt et al . 2002).