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Species Metriorrhynchomiris dislocatus - Wild Onion Mirid

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Classification
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 Metriorrhynchomiris
Species dislocatus (Wild Onion Mirid)
Other Common Names
Wild Onion Mirid
Explanation of Names
Metriorrhynchomiris dislocatus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Capsus dislocatus Say, 1832
Syn: Horcias dislocatus (Say)
Size
6-7 mm (1)
Identification
exceedingly variable, Knight (1923) described some 14 varieties.(2) In some specimens the entire elytra except the costal margin and base of radial vein are black. (1)
Range
e. NA (QC-AB to FL-TX), but absent from coastal plains of LA-FL-NC - Map (3)(4)(5)
Food
Knight (1923) states that the food plants are false Solomon's seal, Maianthemum racemosum, wild cranes-bill, Geranium maculatum, hare figwort, Scrophularia lanceolata, and occasionally blue cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides. (2)
also very common on what appears to be wild onion, Allium (BG data)
Print References
Knight, H.H. 1923. Guide to the insects of Connecticut. Part IV. The Hemiptera or sucking insects of Connecticut-Family Miridae (Capsidae). State of Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey, Bulletin 34: 422-658. (2)
Works Cited
1.Heteroptera of Eastern North America
W.S. Blatchley. 1926. The Nature Publishing Company.
2.The Hemiptera or sucking insects of Connecticut - Family Miridae (Capsidae)
Knight, Harry, H. 1923. State of Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey.
3.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
4.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
5.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)