Maiestas knighti Webb & Viraktamath


Many of the insects depicted on these pages are outwardly similar and you should not use photographs as the sole means of identification. These pages form part of a scientific key which will assist a trained entomologist to identify the species accurately.

Maiestas knighti Webb & Viraktamath 2009

Previously known as Recilia hospes (Motschulsky)

Common Name: none 

Subfamily/Tribe: Deltocephalinae: Deltocephalini 

Distribution: ACT, NSW, NT, Tas, Vic, WA, PNG, NZ, Fiji and Guam. 

Economic Status: Very common on several grass species and also known on sedges and low shrubs 

Notes: M. knightinormally has extensive brown markings particularly on the tegmen which has each cell outlined with dark brown. This colouration, however, is variable and reliable determinations require examination of the male genitalia.