Plant Bug
( Phytocoris sp. )


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PHOTO COMMENT
Found on shrubs and trees in gardens, woodlands, parks and orchards.

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Phytocoris sp.
(Fallén ,1814 )
Common Name:Plant Bug
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Paraneoptera
Order:Hemiptera
Suborder:Heteroptera
Family:Miridae
Subfamily:Mirinae
Tribe:Mirini
Genus:Phytocoris
Taxon Code:HET01647
ITIS/TSN:105061

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Gardens at Lake Merritt, Lakeside Park, 666 Bellevue, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100110

RECOGNITION
Description
Adult is dark gray to light brown, mottled with yellow, white, or dark brown spots. No median line of white hairs, lateral margins of pronotum not sharply ridged. Hind legs long: hind femora and tibiae about twice as long as mid & front femora and tibiae.
Body Length
5-8 mm.

BIOLOGY
Food
zoophytophagous
Habitat
shrubs and trees in woodlands, parks, orchards
Range
throughout NA and the world
Active Period
nymphs from May to August; adults from July to September
Development
one generation per year; overwinters as egg

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Genus Phytocoris. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/13719). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
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