Miridae


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Related to Miridae: Lygaeidae, Reduviidae, Coreidae, Tingidae, Phymatidae, Rhopalidae, Alydidae, Berytidae

Miridae

[′mir·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The largest family of the Hemiptera; included in the Cimicomorpha, it contains herbivorous and predacious plant bugs which lack ocelli and have a cuneus and four-segmented antennae.

Miridae

 

(leaf bugs), a family of true bugs. Leaf bugs are 3–10 mm long and vary in color from straw-yellow or green to reddish brown or black. Sometimes there are markings: black stripes and dots on a light background or yellow or whitish stripes and dots on a black background. The antennae are usually longer than the head. The proboscis has four segments. The ocelli are wanting, but the wings are usually developed. There is an ovipositor. The leaf bugs are represented by a large number of cosmopolitan species. There are about 700 species in the USSR. The insects are herbivores or, less commonly, carnivores or omnivores. They inhabit herbaceous plants and trees. Crop pests include the alfalfa bug (Adelphocoris lineolatus) and the beet bug (Poeciloscytux cognatus).

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In addition, he has produced the immensely useful world catalog of the Miridae [1300+ pp] that is now available online (http://research.
Lygaeidae Zeridoneus costalis (Van Duzee) Miridae Fulvius brunneus (Provancher) Miridae Hyaliodes vitripennis (Say) Miridae Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) Miridae Phytocoris depictus Knight Miridae Stenodema trispinosa (Reuter) Miridae Stenotus binotatus (F.
Given the difficulty of observing the eggs, because, as in other Miridae species, the females insert these into the plant tissue leaving only the operculum visible (Fauvel et al.
org/pbi/) grant to study the systematics of the orthotyline and phyline Miridae of the world and recently nearly 4 million dollars for the Tri-Trophic Database (plants, herbivores, and parasitoids) project (http://tcn.
Three years later with my Master's degree in beetle population genetics, I fortuitously got nay opportunity to work on Miridae again on that same project.
I am personally drawn to his more recent publication with Gerry Cassis on Miridae (2012).
A new species of the genus Bothriomiris Kirkaldy, 1902 from Indonesia (Heteroptera, Miridae, Cylapinae).
Schuh, who during a long and outstanding career at the American Museum of Natural History, has made unparalleled contributions to our knowledge of the Heteroptera in general and the Miridae in particular.
Hemiptera: Dictyopharidae Undetermined Hemiptera: Lygaeidae Ischnodemus brunipennis (Germar) Paromius longulus (Dallas) Pseudopachybrachius vinctus (Say) Hemiptera: Membracidae Entylia carinata (Foster) Hemiptera: Miridae Collaria oculata (Reuter) Cyrtopeltis modesta (Distant) (1) Dicyphus minimus Quaintance (1) Hemiptera: Pentatomidae Arvelius albopunctatus (De Geer) Euschistus obscurus (Palisot de Beauvois) Euschistus quadrator Rolston Euschistus servus (Say) Mormidea lugens (Fabricius) Proxys punctulatus (Palisot de Beauvois) Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) Palmicultor browni nr.