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Species Microtechnites bractatus - Garden Fleahopper

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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 Orthotylinae
Tribe Halticini
Genus Microtechnites
Species bractatus (Garden Fleahopper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Halticus bractatus(1)
Explanation of Names
Microtechnites bractatus (Say 1832)
1.5-2.25 mm(2)
Minute, black; antennomere 1 and often the middle of the second and the base of the third pale; patches of silvery scale-like hairs on the front wing. Both macropterous and brachypterous morphs present: males always macropterous, while females can exhibit either morphology. Black rounded female resembles H. intermedius but the latter is bigger and has a clavus [both spp. illustrated in(2)]
e. Canada (NB-ON) to Brazil(3)(4)(5)
Life Cycle
overwinters as eggs in colder regions or as adults in warmer areas
Internet References
Fact sheets: Capinera (1999-2014)[Cite:185010] | Drees & Jackman (1999)(6) | anon.(7)
Works Cited
1.The Halticini of the world (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthotylinae): generic reclassification, phylogeny, and host plant as
NIKOLAI J. TATARNIC and GERASIMOS CASSIS. 2012. The Linnean Society of London.
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
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.Schuh, R.T. 2002-2013. On-line Systematic Catalog of Plant Bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae).
5.The garden fleahopper genus Halticus (Hemipt.:Miridae): Resurrection of an old name and key to species of the western hemisphere
T.J. Henry. 1983. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 85(3): 607-611.
6.A Field Guide to Common Texas Insects
Bastiaan M. Drees, John A. Jackman. 1998. Gulf Publishing.
7.Extension Publications --Oklahoma State U. Entomology & Plant Pathology