Micronecta gracilis Hale, 1922

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Micronecta gracilis Hale, 1922  

( Figs. 46–48 View FIGURE 46 View FIGURE 47 View FIGURE 48 )

Micronecta gracilis Hale, 1922: 326   .

Micronecta gracilis: Lundblad, 1933: 76   . [list]

Micronecta gracilis: Chen, 1965: 151   . [redescription; faunistics]

Micronecta gracilis: Wróblewski, 1970: 692   . [redescription]

Micronecta gracilis: Wróblewski, 1972b: 524   . [list]

Micronecta gracilis: Wróblewski, 1977: 688   . [faunistics]

Micronecta gracilis: King, 1976   : [stridulation]

Micronecta gracilis: Cassis and Gross, 1995: 68   . [catalog]

Micronecta gracilis: Lansbury, 1995: 183   . [faunistics]

Micronecta gracilis: Halse et al., 2000: 260   . [list]

Micronecta gracilis: Andersen and Weir, 2004: 250   . [key; list]

Diagnosis: Micronecta gracilis   is distinguished by the elongate body form ( Figs. 46c–e View FIGURE 46 ), expanded palar claw ( Figs. 47d View FIGURE 47 , 48a View FIGURE 48 ), and distinct male parameres ( Figs. 48b–g View FIGURE 48 ). Females are distinguished by general facies and combination of the prothoracic lobe ( Fig. 47a View FIGURE 47 ) and metaxyphus ( Fig. 47b View FIGURE 47 ).

Size: ( Table 15). Brachypterous form: 2.75. Macropterous form: 2.97–3.82.

Derivation of specific epithet: From the Latin gracil, meaning slender, probably in reference to the elongate, narrow body form of this species.

Notes on type material: Hale’s   type series is deposited in [ SAMA]. The series is mounted on a card with 1 ♂ and 2 ♀♀ ( Figs. 46a–c View FIGURE 46 ). The locality label reads: “Quorn, S. Australia, A. H. Elston. ” A smaller label is below and reads “ TYPE.” Hale’s handwritten label reads: “ Micronecta gracilis Hale   , South Australia.”   Type number I.15189 is handwritten in the top right corner of the label and the word “ TYPE ” is handwritten on the right side of the label ( Fig. 46b View FIGURE 46 ). All   type material examined.

Description: Based on macropterous form. One brachypterous male examined and noted below as [brachypterous]. Measurements. Length: male 3.10–3.56 [2.75]; female 2.97–3.82; Width: male 1.40–1.54 [1.33]; female 1.32–1.66; Width of head: male 1.09–1.23 [1.09]; female 1.16–1.34; Synthlipsis: male 0.43–0.51 [0.44]; female 0.43–0.61; Width of eye: male 0.36–0.39 [0.37]; female 0.31–0.48; Width of pronotum: male 1.05–1.25 [1.04]; female 1.06–1.39; Length of pronotum: male 0.38–0.44 [0.43]; female 0.30–0.52.

Color: Ground color light brown ( Figs. 46c–e View FIGURE 46 ). Head light brown, eyes silvery-black. Vertex, frons, clypeus, and genae all unicolorous. Genae with pitting appearing as small, evenly distributed dots. Labium black. Antennae light brown, with outer margins narrowly infuscated. Pronotum brown to dark brown with olive tinge, unicolorous with scale-like pitting; narrow pale apical band present along entire width. Scutellum light brown, darker basally. Clavi each with broad, pale diagonal area well-developed, medial and apical portions same ground color as rest of hemelytra. Inner portion of clavus and area along claval suture with darker, pronounced longitudinal lines. Corium light brown, with two or three evenly spaced dark, longitudinal irregular lines, prominent in medial to apical portions. Prenodal embolar area long, infuscated in apical half, post-nodal embolar are short, same color as corial ground color. Left membrane of both sexes hyaline. Venter of both sexes light brown with darker areas laterally, natatorial setae of metatarsus darkened.

Structural characteristics: Ratio of body length/width: males 2.22; females 2.28. Head width nearly equal to pronotal width, synthlipsis 1.3 times as wide as posterior width of eye. Ocular index: males 1.34; females 1.39. General facies of head (vertex, frons, and labium) proportionate. Third antennal segment densely pilose, long, clubshaped, base tapered with upper margin nearly straight, lower margin rounded, apex broadly rounded, segments one and two very short. Pronotum of macropterous forms robust, convex, widest at middle with lateral margins weakly tapered and squared, about 2.5 times as wide as long (W/L: males 1.09/0.42; females 1.25/0.45). Pronotum of same proportions in the examined brachypterous male specimen (W/L: 1.06/0.44). Prothoracic lobe short, broad, with lower margin straight and posterior lobe broadly rounded ( Fig. 47a View FIGURE 47 ).

Hemelytral microsculpturing consisting of dense, fine transverse meshes distributed over entire surface. Short setae uniformly distributed over entire hemelytral surface. In macropterous forms, metathoracic wings well-developed reaching to apex of hemelytra. Wings reduced in the single examined brachypterous specimen, reaching only to abdominal segment VI. Lateral spines on abdominal segments IV–VIII: IV: one stout, short spine, two thin, long setae; V: two stout, short setae, one long, stout seta, one long, thin seta; VI: two stout, short setae, one long, stout seta; VII: two short, stout spines, one long, stout spine one long, thin seta; VIII: seven stout, short spines, two long, stout spines, two long, thin setae. Metaxyphus of both sexes broad, triangular, with apex broadly rounded ( Fig. 47b View FIGURE 47 ).

Male foreleg ( Fig. 47c View FIGURE 47 ): femur with two short, stout spines in basal third near ventral surface and numerous setae at base. Tibia with one short spine in apico-ventral portion, one short seta in dorso-medial portion, and one long spine placed apico-dorsally. Pala with four setae and one spine-like seta dorsally; palmar area with 9–15 illproduced setae in upper row and 17–18 setae in lower row, lower row setae more pronounced than those of dorsal row. Apex of pala with a long thickened seta. Palar claw ( Figs. 47d View FIGURE 47 , 48a View FIGURE 48 ) tapered proximally, exceptionally broad, and rounded apically. Female foreleg with same general setal arrangement as male. Mesotarsal claws equaling nearly one-half the length of the mesotarsus.

Lateral lobes of abdominal tergum IV comparatively broad, of even length, and rounded apically. Right lobe with nine long setae, left lobe with eight long evenly spaced, apically placed setae. Prestrigilar flap of tergal segment V as in Figure 47e View FIGURE 47 . Strigil well-developed, elongated, narrow with few combs. Median lobe of sternite VII broad basally ( Fig. 47f View FIGURE 47 ), long, with numerous short setae restricted sub-basally, apex triangular, narrowly rounded. Free lobe of tergite VIII ( Fig. 47g View FIGURE 47 ) broad, nearly quadrate in outline, outer angle narrowly rounded and inner angle comparatively short. Setae of varying lengths placed over entire apical portion and numbering about 29. Pars stridens processus cleaner ridges of tergite VIII not examined. Male left paramere ( Figs. 48b–f View FIGURE 48 ) long, narrow and parallel-sided, apex curved inward and terminating into a sharp, recurved hook, scales present in interior portion of apical hook. Base broad, upper portion reaching nearly to middle of paramere shaft, lower portion of base broadly rounded ( Figs. 48b–d View FIGURE 48 ). Right paramere ( Figs. 48b–d, f View FIGURE 48 ) long, convexly curved, and nearly parallel-sided, tip gradually tapering to bluntly rounded point ( Fig. 48f View FIGURE 48 ). Base comparatively short, widened, with lower portion rounded. Pars stridens processus consisting of about 19 plectral ribs confined to lower portion ( Fig. 48g View FIGURE 48 ). Aedeagus broad, as in Figures 48b–d View FIGURE 48 .

Distribution and Habitat: AUSTRALIA: [widespread]: recorded from all Australian states; not recorded here from Australian Capital Territory. Primarily a lotic species, as seen from AMSA survey collections. Also recorded from lights. Often collected in association with M. robusta   .

Discussion: Little overall variation is seen in this widespread species. General variation is seen in the ground color (light vs. darker) of the species, however, all specimens examined exhibited well-developed hemelytral markings. The long, slender left paramere and characteristic right paramere are unique among Australian Micronecta   . The left paramere is diagnostic, with well-developed scales in the hooked apical portion.

Specimens examined: AUSTRALIA: New South Wales: Valley Heights, near Katoomba. 23-V-1954. E. S. Brown. (1♂). [ BMNH]   ; New South Wales: Mootwingie , 85 miles (by road) NE of Brokenhill. 15-IX-1955. R. MacKay. (6♂, 11♀♀). [ AMSA]   ; New South Wales: Narrabi. 26-I-1960. M. Nitkitin. (1♂, 2♀♀). [ BMNH]   ; New South Wales: Mallee Scrub Rankin Springs. 14-I-1963. Light. P. Aitken. (28♂, 34♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; New South Wales: Angora, via Booligal , 20 mi W. 5-II-1963. A. W. Forbes. (2♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; New South Wales: Broken Hill . 10-I-1964. Light. (1♀). [ SAMA]   ; New South Wales: Menindee. 30-I-1965. Light. L. Darly. (2♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; New South Wales: Menindee, Lakes Park Trust, Caravan Park. 23-XII-1973. Light. G. F. Gross. (1♂, 1♀). [ SAMA]   ; New South Wales: Menindee, Lakes Park Trust, Caravan Park. 24-XII-1973. Light. G. F. Gross. (19♂, 9♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; New South Wales: Menindee, Lakes Park Trust, Caravan Park. 26-XII-1973. G. F. Gross. (6♂, 14♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; New South Wales: Billabong Creek, Culcairn Bridge. 35 40 21S; 147 02 03E. 25-X-1994. Edge. Frances Laurenson. (2♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Billabong Creek, u/s Jerilderie. 35 21 11S; 145 45 39E. 25-X-1994. Edge. Frances Laurenson. (7♂, 4♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murray River, Circular Log Landing. 35 59 16S; 144 55 16E. 25-X-1994. Edge. Eren Turak. (1♂). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murray River, u/s Moama Bama State Forest . 36 04 58S; 144 50 47E. 25-X-1994. Edge. Eren Turak. (1♂, 3♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murray River, Nursery Bend #2. 35 46 01S; 144 20 51E. 26-X-1994. Edge. Eren Turak. (6♂, 10♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Niemur River, Nacurrie Road. 35 14 04S; 143 58 11E. 26-X-1994. Edge. Eren Turak. (6♂, 4♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Wakool River, Noorang State Forest . 35 19 55S; 143 55 55E. 26-X-1994. Edge. Eren Turak. (1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murray River, Windomal Landing. 34 47 19S; 149 19 49E. 27-X-1994. Edge. Eren Turak. (5♂, 8♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murrumbidge River, d/s Maude Weir. 34 28 31S; 144 17 20E. 27-X-1994. Edge. Eren Turak. (3♂, 4♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murrumbidgee River, Waldaira. 34 42 18S; 143 19 08E. 27-X-1994. Edge. Eren Turak. (4♂, 8♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   . New South Wales: Wakool River, u/s Tarara Crossing. 34 55 29S; 143 28 39E. 7-X-1994. Edge. Eren Turak. (1♂, 4♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murrumbidgee River, Long Beach. 34 39 05S; 146 22 41E. 28-X-1994. Edge. Eren Turak. (1♂, 2♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murrumbidgee River, Meriola Reserve . 34 28 38S; 145 04 18E. 28-X-1994. Edge. Eren Turak. (1♂, 2♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murrumbidgee River, Nulabor. 34 28 32S; 145 06 54E. 28-X-1994. Edge. Eren Turak. (3♂, 3♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Swampy Plain River at Geehi. 36 23 41S; 148 10 39E. 28-X-1994. Edge. Frances Laurenson. (1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Lachlan River, Murrin Bridge. 33 12 18S; 146 21 38E. 30-X-1994. Edge. Russell Cowell. (1♂, 2♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Grabben Gullen Creek, u/s Lachlan River . 34 32 25S; 149 09 27E. 26-III-1995. Edge. Russell Cowell. (1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murray River, Nursery Bend #2. 35 46 01S; 144 20 51E. 26-III-1995. Edge. B. Gardiner. (1♂). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Niemur River, Nacurrie Road. 35 14 04S; 143 58 11E. 26-III-1995. Edge. B. Gardiner. (2♂, 3♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Billabong Creek, u/s Jerilderie. 35 21 11S; 145 45 39E. 27-III-1995. Eren Turak. (4♂, 5♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Lachlan River, Murrin Bridge. 33 12 18S; 146 21 38E. 27-III-1995. Edge. Russell Cowell. (1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Lachlan River, Straney’s Bridge. 33 22 30S; 147 39 13E. 27-III-1995. Edge. Russell Cowell. (1♂, 1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murray River, Howlong Common. 35 59 40S; 146 37 02E. 27-III-1995. Edge. Eren Turak. (1♂, 1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murray River, Windomal Landing. 34 47 19S; 149 19 49E. 27-III-1995. Edge. B. Gardiner. (7♂, 8♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murrumbidgee River, Waldaira. 34 42 18S; 143 19 08E. 27-III-1995. Edge. Joanne Ling. (3♂, 5♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Wakool River, u/s Tarara Crossing. 34 55 29S; 143 28 39E. 27-III-1995. Edge. Joanne Ling. (2♂, 1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Billabong Creek, d/s Coleambally, Outfall Dam. 35 02 44S; 144 26 48E. 28-III-1995. Edge. Dean Jarvis. (7♂, 10♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Billabong Creek, u/s Moulamein. 35 05 29S; 144 02 42E. 28-III-1995. Edge. Eren Turak. (3♂, 1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murrumbidgee River, Meriola Reserve . 34 28 38S; 145 04 18E. 28-III-1995. Edge. Frances Laurenson. (1♂). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murrumbidgee River, Nulabor. 34 28 32S; 145 06 54E. 28-III-1995. Edge. Frances Laurenson. (3♂, 3♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Tommy Owen’s Creek, Brimbin Reserve . 31 49 24S; 152 26 30E. 7- IV-1995. Edge. Eren Turak. (1♂, 1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Lachlan River, d/s Kiacatoo Bridge. 33 03 14S; 146 46 05E. 27-IV-1995. Edge. Frances Laurenson. (4♂, 3♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Nepean River, u/s Penrith. 33 48 12S; 150 37 36E. 26-V-1995. Edge. Frances Laurenson. (1♂). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Nepean River, u/s Penrith. 33 48 12S; 150 37 36E. 31-X-1995. Edge. Joanne Ling. (2♂). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Billabong Creek, d/s Coleambally, Outfall Dam. 35 02 44S; 144 26 48E. 7-XI-1995. Edge. Joanne Ling. (5♂, 1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murrumbidgee River, Waldaira. 34 42 18S; 143 19 08E. 7-XI- 1995. Edge. Eren Turak. (1♂). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Wakool River, u/s Tarara Crossing. 34 55 29S; 143 28 39E. 7-XI-1995. Edge. Joanne Ling. (1♂, 2♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Lachlan River, d/s Kiacatoo Bridge. 33 03 14S; 146 46 05E. 8-XI-1995. Edge. Eren Turak. (1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murray River, Circular Log Landing. 35 59 16S; 144 55 16E. 8-XI-1995. Edge. Joanne Ling. (1♂). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murray River, u/s Moama Bama State Forest . 36 04 58S; 144 50 47E. 8-XI-1995. Edge. Natacha Waddell. (1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murray River, d/s W Albury, Sewage Plant. 36 04 27S; 146 52 12E. 9-XI-1995. Edge. Joanne Ling. (2♂, 1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Billabong Creek, u/s Jerilderie. 35 21 11S; 145 45 39E. 10-XI-1995. Edge. Natacha Waddell. (2♂, 1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Billabong Creek, u/s Jerilderie. 35 21 11S; 145 45 39E. 10-XI-1995. Machrophytes. Natacha Waddell. (1♂). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Box Creek Esc. Channel, Conargo Road. 35 24 11S; 145 45 27E. 10-XI-1995. Edge. Joanne Ling. (3♂, 2♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murray River, Jingellic. 33 55 54S; 147 42 06E. 22-XI-1995. Edge. Nadia Meucci. (1♂). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: EPA Survey MRHI, Shoalhaven River, Fossicler’s Flat , SHOR 05. 34 49 16S; 150 49 16E. 5-XII-1995. Edge. Joanne Ling. (1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Lachlan River, Murrin Bridge. 33 12 18S; 146 21 38E. 18-III-1996. Edge. Joanne Ling. (2♂, 1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Lachlan River, d/s Kiacatoo Bridge. 33 03 14S; 146 46 05E. 19-III-1996. Edge. Joanne Ling. (1♂). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Lachlan River, Straney’s Bridge. 33 22 30S; 147 39 13E. 19-III-1996. Edge. Joanne Ling. (5♂, 7♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Lachlan River, u/s Mandagery Creek . 33 30 07S; 148 18 29E. 19-III- 1996. Edge. A. McLean. (3♂, 1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murray River, Windomal Landing. 34 47 19S; 149 19 49E. 20-III-1996. Edge. Joanne Ling. (2♂, 6♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murrumbidgee River, Waldaira. 34 42 18S; 143 19 08E. 20-III-1996. Edge. Murray Root. (6♂, 6♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Niemur River, Nacurrie Road. 35 14 04S; 143 48 11E. 20-III-1996. Edge. Murray Root. (1♂, 1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Billabong Creek, d/s Coleambally, Outfall Dam. 35 02 44S; 144 26 48E. 21-III-1996. Edge. Murray Root. (1♂, 1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Billabong Creek, u/s Jerilderie. 35 21 11S; 145 45 39E. 21-III-1996. Edge. Murray Root. (1♂, 8♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Billabong Creek, u/s Moulamein. 35 05 29S; 144 02 42E. 21-III-1996. Edge. Murray Root. (1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Box Creek Esc. Channel, Conargo Road. 35 24 11S; 145 03 27E. 21-III-1996. Edge. Murray Root. (1♂). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Wakool River, u/s Tarara Crossing. 34 55 29S; 143 28 39E. 21-III-1996. Edge. Murray Root. (1♂, 1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murray River, Circular Log Landing. 35 59 16S; 144 55 16E. 22-III-1996. Edge. Murray Root. (3♂, 2♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Murray River, u/s Moama Bama State Forest . 36 04 58S; 144 50 47E. 22-III- 1996. Murray Root. (1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Nepean River, d/s Penrith, BMG Causeway. 33 44 06S; 150 40 38E. 14-V-1996. Machrophytes. Natacha Waddell. (2♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: EPA Survey MRHI, Bett’s Creek near Summit Road , SNOW 04. 36 25 44S; 48 22 30E. 2-XII-1997. Riffle. Eren Turak. (1♂). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: EPA Survey MRHI, Swampy Plains River at Geehi , MURR 23. 36 23 12S; 148 10 39E. 25-III-1998. Edge. P. Scanes. (1♂, 1♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: Lachlan River, Straney’s Bridge. 33 22 30S; 147 39 13E. 8-XI-1999. Edge. Eren Turak. (4♂, 6♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: 10 m N Broken Hill. Light. (1♂). [ SAMA]   ; New South Wales: Broken Hill. Fred Shepherd. (3♂, 6♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; New South Wales: Proprietary Dam , Broken Hill. F. W. Shepherd. (4♂, 4♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; Northern Territory: W of Inverway. 13-X- 1953. N. B. Tindale. (1♀). [ SAMA]   ; Northern Territory: 40 mi S of Elliott. 17-X-1953. N. B. Tindale. (1♂, 7♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; Northern Territory: Lake Woods , 15 km SW Elliot. 5-X-1977. Light. J. A. Forrest & G. F. Gross. (4♂, 8♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; Northern Territory: 32 km N of Elliott. 7-IV-1980. Black Light. G. F. Hevel & J. A. Fortin. (3♂). [ USNM]   ; Queensland: Cunnamulla. III-1942. N. Geary. (1♂, 3♀♀)   ; Queensland: lower regions. XI-I-1974. G. F. Gross. (2♂). [ SAMA]   ; Queensland: Eyre Creek Crossing, 43 km S Bedourie. 18-IX-1977. G. F. Gross. (6♂, 9♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; Queensland: 16 km W of Adavale , 380 m. 25 57 16S; 144 43 14E. 1-XI-1998. Light. Schuh, Cassis, & Silveira. (5♀♀). [ AMSA] GoogleMaps   ; South Australia: Lake Eyre. V-1953. K. Peake Jones, et al. (2♂, 1♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: River Frome, Muloorina Stn. 26-VII-1953. E. T. Giles. (3♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: South Shore, Lake Eyre. 23-IV-1955. Light. G. F. Gross. (2♂, 5♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: River Frome, Muloorina. 26-VII-1955. E. T. Giles. (1♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Clayton Crossing. 30-VII-1955. E. T. Giles. (1♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Madigan Gulf, Lake Eyre. 6-XI-1955. Light. E. T. Giles. (1♂). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Well , 4 mi E Oraparinna. 12-II-1956. Light. G. F. Gross. (1♂, 3♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Muloorina Stn. 18-II-1956. Light. G. F. Gross. (1♂). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Coopers Crossing. 21-III-1956. Light. G. F. Gross. (5♂, 4♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Woodville, Tocumwal , fresh water dam. 16-VIII-1961. D. S. Worral. (1♂). [ USNM]   ; South Australia: Flinders Ranges. III- 1970. G. F. Gross. (4♂). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: 9.6 km N of Hawker. 29-II-1972. Light. E. G. Matthews. (2♂, 1♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: New Kalamurina Street, Warburton River . 10-III-1972. E. G. Matthews. (1♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Eringunda Valley, Flinders Range. 6-III-1973. E. G. Matthews. (1♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Wilpena Pound, Flinders Range. 6-III-1973. E. G. Matthews. (1♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Mt. Chambers Gorge, Flinders Range. 7-III-1973. E. G. Matthews. (1♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Mudla Bore , 35 km NNE Billa Kalina H. S. 4-XI-1974. Light. J. A. Herridge. (1♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Mt. Freeling Stn., East Lyndhurst, Gum Creek . 11-XI-1974. W. Head. (1♂). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Coopers Creek, Ferry Crossing. 30-XI-1974. Light. J. A. Herridge. (15♂, 18♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Marree Racecourse. 1- XII-1974. Light. J. A. Herridge. (9♂, 9♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: 37 km W of Anna Creek. (6-9)- III- 1975. E. G. Matthews. (1♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: 4 km E Coolabarlow Bore, 3 km. E. L. Frome. 21-XI- 1975. Light. G. F. Gross. (2♂, 7♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Windy Creek, just below Aroona Dam , 10 km SW Coopley. 24-XI-1975. Light. G. F. Gross. (3♂, 6♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Hookey W. H., 5 km S Oodnadatta. 2-V-1976. Light. J. A. Herridge. (2♂). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Simpson Desert, 30 km E Poeppels Corner, Bench Peg 6878. 24-VIII-1977. Light. P. J. M. Greenslade. (8♂, 6♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: 20 km N Innamincka. 12-V-1986. M. J. Tyler. (4♂, 1♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Lake Coongie. 13-V-1986. M. J. Tyler. (3♂, 5♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Clifton Hills OS (ruin). 26 31 00S; 139 26 00E. 21-XI-1993. Light. J. A. Forrest & D. Hirst. (18♂, 19♀♀). [ SAMA] GoogleMaps   ; South Australia: Madigan Gulf, Lake Eyre. 5-XI-1995. Light. E. T. Giles. (2♂, 2♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Coopers Creek, Ferry Crossing. (6♂, 8♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Everard Ranges S.A. to Warburton Ranges W. A. A. Brumby. (3♂, 6♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Mt. Serle , N Flinders Ranges. Hale & Tindale. (7♂, 7♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Murray Bridge. (1♂). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Murray River. H. S. Cope. (1♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Owiendana , N Flinders Ranges. Hale & Tindale. (1♀). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Quorn. A. H. Elston. (1♂). [ SAMA]   ; South Australia: Rev. A. P. Burgess. (1♂, 1♀). [ SAMA]   ; Victoria: Montmorency. 23-XII-1966. E. Hamilton-Smith. (1♂, 1♀). [ SAMA]   ; Victoria: Lake Hattah. 15-II-1969. G. Anderson. (1♀). [ MVMA]   ; Victoria: Lake Hattah. 12-VII-1969. G. Anderson. (2♀♀). [ MVMA]   ; Victoria: 3 mi S Hattah. 6-III-1971. E. G. Matthews. (3♂, 2♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; Victoria: Geelong, dam 1/ 4 mile before Waramhine Creek, Hamilton Road. 23-IV-1971. J. Knowles. (1♂, 1♀). [ ANIC]   ; Victoria: Lake Clarke. 23-X-1971. B. Chessman. (1♂). [ ANIC]   ; Victoria: Lake Muirhead. 24-X-1971. B. Chessman. (4♀♀). [ ANIC]   ; Victoria: 3 km SE Taggerty, Little River. 6- I-1972. A. Neboiss. (1♂). [ MVMA]   ; Victoria: 7 km W Neerim, Tarago River. 1-III-1972. A. Neboiss. (2♂, 1♀). [ MVMA]   ; Victoria: Myrtleford , Eucalyptus spp.   23-I-1973. MV Trap. A. Neboiss. (4♂, 1♀). [ MVMA]   ; Victoria: Dartmouth Survey, Mitta Mitta River, Locality B. 8-II-1973. (1♂). [ MVMA]   ; Victoria: Geelong, Little Lake next to dam, 1/ 4 mile before Warambine Creek , Hamilton Road. 25-IV-1979. J. Knowles. (1♂, 5♀♀). [ ANIC]   ; Western Australia: Yeeda Stn. 25-VIII-1953. N. B. Tindale. (1♂, 6♀♀). [ SAMA]   ; Western Australia: 20 mi S Erlinda Stn. 23-X-1953. N. B. Tindale. (1♂, 1♀). [ SAMA]   .

SAMA

South Australia Museum

AMSA

Albany Museum

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Micronectidae

Genus

Micronecta

Loc

Micronecta gracilis Hale, 1922

Tinerella, Paul P. 2013
2013
Loc

Micronecta gracilis: Andersen and Weir, 2004: 250

Andersen, N. M. & Weir, T. A. 2004: 250
2004
Loc

Micronecta gracilis:

Halse, S. A. & Shiel, R. J. & Storey, A. W. & Edward, D. H. D. & Lansbury, I. & Cale, D. J. & Harvey, M. S. 2000: 260
2000
Loc

Micronecta gracilis:

Cassis, G. & Gross, G. F. 1995: 68
1995
Loc

Micronecta gracilis:

Lansbury, I. 1995: 183
1995
Loc

Micronecta gracilis: Wróblewski, 1977: 688

Wroblewski, A. 1977: 688
1977
Loc

Micronecta gracilis: Wróblewski, 1972b: 524

Wroblewski, A. 1972: 524
1972
Loc

Micronecta gracilis: Wróblewski, 1970: 692

Wroblewski, A. 1970: 692
1970
Loc

Micronecta gracilis:

Chen, L. C. 1965: 151
1965
Loc

Micronecta gracilis:

Lundblad, O. 1933: 76
1933
Loc

Micronecta gracilis

Hale, H. M. 1922: 326
1922