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Family Miridae - Plant Bugs


Plant Bugs, or Miridae (Hemiptera Heteroptera), of Cuba (Faunistica)
By Luis M. Hernández & Thomas J. Henry
Pensoft Pub, 2010
Abstract: This taxonomic review of the Cuban Miridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) treats 105 species in 57 genera. Twelve new species are described, two new synonyms are recognized, and four previously recorded species are removed from the list. All genera and species are diagnosed, and a thorough literature review and information on host plants and distribution are given. Male genitalia are illustrated and a color image is provided for nearly all species. Identification keys to subfamilies, tribes, genera, and species are included, and the biogeography of the Cuban and West Indian mirid fauna is discussed. This work will form a solid foundation for future research on the plant bugs of Cuba, providing a summary of the information known about each species and the means to accurately identify them.

Systematics, Biodiversity, Biogeography, and Host Associations of the Miridae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha)
By G. Cassis and Randall T. Schuh
Annual Reviews, 2012
Annual Review of Entomology Vol. 57: 377-404

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Miscellanea Miridologica (Insecta: Heteroptera)
By Michal D. Schwartz & Frédéric Chérot
Magnolia Press, 2005
Zootaxa 814: 1-24

Some new subfamily placements, new combinations, lectotype designations, name replacements, and taxonomic level changes are discussed.

Newly recognized synonyms, homonyms, and combinations in the North American Miridae (Heteroptera)
By T.J. Henry
Journal of the New York Entomological Society 93(3): 1121-1136, 1985

Biology of the plant bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae): pests, predators, opportunists
By Wheeler A.G., Jr.
Cornell University Press, 456 pp., 2001

An annotated list of the plant bugs, or Miridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera), of Kentucky
By T.J. Henry, C.V. Covell Jr., A.G. Wheeler Jr.
Journal of the New York Entomological Society 113(1-2): 24-76, 2005

An annotated list of the Miridae of West Virginia (Hemiptera-Heteroptera)
By A.G. Wheeler Jr., T.J. Henry, T.L. Mason Jr.
Transactions of the American Entomological Society 109:127–159, 1983

Newly recognized Holarctic and introduced plant bugs in North America (Heteroptera: Miridae)
By M.D. Schwartz & G.G.E. Scudder
The Canadian Entomologist 130(3): 267-283, 1998
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