Nysius caledoniae

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Nysius caledoniae (male)
Taxonavigation: Lygaeoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Allotriocarida
Classis: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Paraneoptera
Superordo: Condylognatha
Ordo: Hemiptera
Subordo: Heteroptera
Infraordo: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamilia: Lygaeoidea

Familia: Lygaeidae
Subfamilia: Orsillinae
Tribus: Nysiini
Genus: Nysius
Species: Nysius caledoniae


  • Nysius caledoniae Distant, 1920
    • Original status: valid species
    • Primary type: syntypes [not holotype and paratype contra Malipatil (2010: 35)]
      • Description: 1 [adult] female, 1 [adult] male
      • Repository: BMNH, as 'NHM' - Malipatil (2010: 35)
    • Type locality: [New Caledonia] 'Central District; Gondé' - Distant (1920: 151)


  • Nysius clevelandensis Evans, 1929
    • Authority for synonymy: Malipatil, 2010: 35 ('New synonymy')
  • Nysius pacificus China, 1930
    • Authority for synonymy: Malipatil, 2010: 35 ('New synonymy')
  • Nysius turneri Evans, 1936
    • Authority for synonymy: Malipatil, 2010: 35 ('New synonymy')
  • Nysius dissimilis Izzard, 1936
    • Authority for synonymy: Malipatil, 2010: 36 ('New synonymy')
  • Nysius villicus Van Duzee, 1940
    • Authority for synonymy: Malipatil, 2010: 36 ('New synonymy')

[sources: Distant (1920: 151), Malipatil (2010: 35)]


cited sources[edit]

  • Distant, W.L. 1920: Rhynchota from New Caledonia. Annals and magazine of natural history (9), 6: 143–164. Internet Archive BHL
  • Malipatil, M.B. 2010: Review and revision of Nysius Dallas of Australia and South West Pacific (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Orsillidae). Zootaxa, 2410: 29–44. Preview

Additional references[edit]

  • Ashlock, P.D. 1966: New Hawaiian Orsillinae (Hemiptera-Heteroptera: Lygaeidae). Pacific insects, 8 (4): 805–825. PDF
  • Evans, J.W. 1929: A new species of Nysius (Hem.: Lygaeidae) from Australia. Bulletin of entomological research, 19: 351–354. DOI: 10.1017/S0007485300020708
  • Evans, J.W. 1936: A new species of Nysius (Hem.: Lygaeidae) from Tasmania, and notes on the economic importance of the genus. Bulletin of entomological research, 27: 673–676. [not seen]
  • Eyles, A.C. 2011: New locations for the recent introductions Nysius caledoniae and Taylorilygus apicalis. Weta, 41: 32–34.
  • Eyles, A.C.; Malipatil, M.B. 2010: Nysius caledoniae Distant, 1920 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Orsillidae) a recent introduction into New Zealand, and keys to the species of Nysius, and genera of Orsillidae, in New Zealand. Zootaxa, 2484: 45–52. Preview
  • Izzard, R.J. 1936. The Hemiptera of Christmas Island. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Ser. 10) 17: 577–600. DOI: 10.1080/00222933608655158 Paywall. [not seen]
  • Macfarlane, R.P. et al. 2010: [Chapter] NINE Phylum ARTHROPODA SUBPHYLUM HEXAPODA Protura, springtails, Diplura, and insects. Pp. 233-467 in Gordon, D.P. (ed.): New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume 2. Kingdom Animalia. Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, ichnofossils. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN 978-1-87725793-3 [p. 406, listed as the only New Zealand species of Orsillidae, while the other species of Nysius and other orsillines are listed as Lygaeidae]
  • MAF Biosecurity New Zealand 2010: Biosecurity magazine, ( 101 ) ISSN: 1174-4618 PDF