Miridae


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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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Patron de disposicion espacial de la chinche de los pastos Collaria columbiensis (Hemiptera: Miridae) en la Sabana de Bogota.
Kelton, "Revision of the species of Trigonotylus in north America (heteroptera: miridae)," The Canadian Entomologist, vol.
Los insectos miridos "chinches de las plantas" (Hemiptera: Miridae) son muy diversos morfologicamente y presentan una gran plasticidad trofica, tienen una funcion clave en el funcionamiento de los ecosistemas naturales y agroecosistemas como fitofagos y depredadores.
Ademas, se les ofrecio huevos de la palomilla de los cereales, Sitotroga cerealella Olivier (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), como se realiza con Nesidiocoris tenuis Reuter (Heteroptera: Miridae) (De Puysseleyr et al.
Reuter (1904) described three species of Phylinae from Australia as part of his larger effort to describe and produce a classification for the world Miridae: Leptidolon vittipenne Reuter, Psallus eximius Reuter, and Sthenarus australis Reuter.
Biology and host specificity of Rhinocloa callicrates Herring (Hemiptera: Miridae) and its introduction and establishment as a biological control agent of Parkinsonia aculeata L.
Hortensia similis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) y Collaria scenica (Hemiptera: Miridae) estan considerados entre los insectos plaga que mayor dano ocasionan a las pasturas (ALONSO & DOCAZAL, 1994; SILVA et al., 1994; GOELLNER et al., 1999).
The families Berytidae and Miridae (i.e., Neoborella pseudotsugae; Kelton and Herring, 1978) were more abundant in broomed branches (P = 0.0187 and 0.0253, respectively).
Likewise, the acute toxicity and sublethal effects of abamectin, acetamiprid, methoxyfenozide and spinosad were studied on the predaceous plant bug Deraeocoris brevis (Uhler) (Hemiptera: Miridae) [12].
Hemiptera Miridae Fulvius Hemiptera Miridae Hyaliodes Hemiptera Miridae Phytocoris Hemiptera Miridae Unident.
Leptomelopa latipes Meigen is attracted to hexyl truly rate and (E)-2-hexenyl butyrate, common metathoracic scent gland compounds of plant bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae) (Zhang & Aldrich 2004).
In Nigeria, the brown cocoa mirid, Sahlbergella singularis (Hemiptera: Miridae) has been variously reported as the major economic insect pest in cocoa, capable of reducing yield by up to 30% and if left unabated, yield loss may be as high as 70% in a period of three years [1, 5, 6, 7,].