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Genus Poecilocapsus


Poecilocapsus lineatus (Fabricius) University of Florida
This article details the current distribution, description, life cycle, damage, and management of the fourlined plant bug. From the University of Florida, IFAS Extension, Featured Creature collection. A PDF may be downloaded from the EDIS database here: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/IN/IN115100.pdf.

Miridae North America (Discover Life's IDnature guide)
[cite:863753]

Plant Bug Planetary Biodiversity Inventory
The Planetary Biodiversity Inventory (PBI) for Plant Bugs provides a resource about the global plant bug subfamilies Orthotylinae and Phylinae (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae) to scientists, conservation biologists, environmental scientists, the general public and students via the internet.

Descriptions of six new species of Miridae from Eastern North America (Hemiptera, Miridae)
Canadian Entomologist 58: pp. 252-256
Author: Knight, Harry H.

Descriptions of Plagiognathus tiliae (synonymized to Plesiodema sericea), Psallus balli (transferred to Keltonia), Teleorhinus floridanus (described by Blatchley), Strongylocoris pallipes (transferred to Slaterocoris), Platytylellus zonatus (transferred to Prepops), Platytylellus confraternus var. collais (transferred to Prepops), and Sthenarus plebejus (synonymized to Sthenaridea vulgaris).

Schuh, R.T. 2002-2013. On-line Systematic Catalog of Plant Bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae).
From the American Museum of Natural History. A link to a portion of this guide is already under the Info tab for Miridae.

Moreira F.F.F. (2013) Distributional database of the water striders, water bugs, and kissing bugs...
[cite:860225]
Full title: Distributional database of the water striders, water bugs, and kissing bugs (Heteroptera: Gerromorpha, Nepomorpha & Cimicomorpha: Reduviidae: Triatominae)

Skipper L. (2003-2012) Danmarks Blomstertæger
[cite:610862]
'The plant bugs of Denmark': a marvelous, bountiful resource covering all the heteropteran fauna, with emphasis on the Miridae. In Danish. Worth exploring in depth... and picking up some language along the way (quite manageable)

Gogala A. (2014) Heteroptera of Slovenia
[cite:609850]
excellent photos and brief profiles of most species that made their way from Europe to NA (another valuable resource of such info is(1))