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Species Phytocoris vanduzeei

Green mirid at lights - Phytocoris vanduzeei Bug ID? - Phytocoris vanduzeei Bug ID? - Phytocoris vanduzeei Bug on window - Phytocoris vanduzeei Phytocoris vanduzeei Reuter - Phytocoris vanduzeei Taylorilygus apicalis? - Phytocoris vanduzeei Mirid - Phytocoris vanduzeei
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Mirinae
Tribe Mirini
Genus Phytocoris
Species vanduzeei (Phytocoris vanduzeei)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syns: Lygus vividus Uhler, 1894 (junior secondary homonym); Dichrooscytus marmoratus Van Duzee, 1910 (junior secondary homonym); Phytocoris nigripubescens Knight, 1925 (junior synonym)
Explanation of Names
Phytocoris vanduzeei Reuter, 1912
4.2-5.7 mm (1)
Recognized by the yellowish green to bright green general coloration and short first antennal segment; ratio of segment length to width of head across eyes from 0.40:1 to 0.60:1. The left genital tubercle of the male is well developed and the shaft of the left paramere is abruptly expanded distally. The vesica has a single elongate sclerotized process originating near the apex of the basal process. (1)
sw US (CA-TX-UT-NV) / northern Mexico. (1)(2)(BG data)
Occurs on creosote bush (Larrea divaricata, Zygophyllaceae) (1)
Stonedahl (1) considered it as a member of juniperanus species group.
Print References
Henry, T.J. and G.M. Stonedahl. 1983. Type designations and new synonymies for Nearctic species of Phytocoris Fallen (Hemiptera: Miridae). J. New York Entomol. Soc. 91: 442-465.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the mirine genus Phytocoris Fallén (Heteroptera, Miridae) for western North America
Stonedahl, Gary M. 1988. American Museum of Natural History.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.