Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Species variegatus (Myakka Bug)
native to Central and South America; adventive in our area (FL only)[cite:185010]
Marshes with Hymenachne amplexicaulis
Feeds on Hymenachne amplexicaulis, an invasive marsh grass.
first collected in the US in Sarasota Co., FL on 9/21/2000
Brambila J, Santana F. 2004. First records for Ischnodemus variegatus (Hemiptera: Blissidae) in North America. Florida Entomologist 87: 585-586 (Full text)
Contributed by Sean McCann on 20 October, 2006 - 7:30pm Additional contributions by v belov Last updated 2 April, 2010 - 3:46pm
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