Deroploopsis brevicornutus, copyright South Australian Museum.

Belongs within: Pentatominae.

The Tarisini are a group of shield bugs in which the scutellum is often enlarged but always leaves most of the lateral margins of the hemelytra exposed (Gross 1975).

Characters (from Gross 1975, as ‘Tarisa group’): Head broad, juga not surpassing apex of anteclypeus. Scutellum variable in size, usually broad and elongate, reaching to or almost to apex of abdomen, apex broadly rounded, rarely triangular and shorter with more acuminate apex; lateral margins of hemelytra at least mostly exposed. Sterna sulcate, prosternal sulcus with elevated sharp margins (if these are lower and blunter then scutellum always enlarged).

<==Tarisini [Graphosomatini, Tarisinae]G75
|--Dandinus Distant 1904G75
| `--*D. crassus Distant 1904G75
|--Testrica Walker 1867G75
| |--*T. antica Walker 1867G75
| `--T. bubala Stål 1876G75
|--Propetestrica Musgrave 1930G75
| |--*P. trimaculata Musgrave 1930G75
| `--P. angulata Musgrave 1930G75
|--Protestrica Schouteden 1905G75
| |--*P. rudis (Germar 1839) [=Podops rudis, Testrica rudis]G75
| |--P. montana Gross 1975G75
| |--P. stali (Schouteden 1905) [=Testrica stali]G75
| `--P. subpunctataG75
|--Deroploopsis Schouteden 1905G75
| |--*D. curvicornis (Stål 1876) [=Deroploa curvicornis]G75
| |--D. bidentatus Musgrave 1930G75
| |--D. brevicornutus Musgrave 1930G75
| `--D. trispinosus Musgrave 1930G75
|--G. albolineata [=Tetyra albolineata, Ancyrosoma albolineatum, Cimex albolineatus, Ventocoris albolineatus]L49
|--G. flavolineata [=Tetyra flavolineata, Trigonosoma flavolineata]L49
|--G. italicumI92
|--G. lineata (Linnaeus 1758)L49, L58 (see below for synonymy)
|--G. rubrolineatumG75
`--G. semipunctata [=Tetyra semipunctata, Cimex semipunctatus]L49

Graphosoma lineata (Linnaeus 1758)L49, L58 [=Cimex (Scutellatus) lineatusL49, L58; incl. Cimex nigrolineatusL02, Pentatoma nigrolineataL49, Scutellera nigrolineataL49, Tetyra nigrolineataL49, Trigonosoma nigrolineataL49]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[G75] Gross, G. F. 1975. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera—Part I. Handbook of the Flora and Fauna of South Australia.

[I92] Imes, R. 1992. The Practical Entomologist. Aurum Press: London.

[L02] Latreille, P. A. 1802. Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes vol. 3. Familles naturelles des genres. F. Dufart: Paris.

[L58] Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis revised 10th ed. vol. 1. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae.

[L49] Lucas, H. 1849. Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842 publiée par ordre du gouvernement et avec le concours d’une commission académique. Sciences physiques. Zoologie. II. Histoire naturelle des animaux articulés. Troisième partie. Insectes (suite). Imprimerie Nationale: Paris.

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