Dicyphus

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Dicyphus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Miridae
Subfamily: Bryocorinae
Tribe: Dicyphini
Genus: Dicyphus
Fieber, 1858
Synonyms[1]
  • Idolocoris Douglas and Scott, 1865

Dicyphus is a genus of plant bugs in the family Miridae. There are at least 70 described species in Dicyphus.[1][2][3][4]

Species[edit]

These 79 species belong to the genus Dicyphus:

Data sources: i = ITIS,[1] c = Catalogue of Life,[2] g = GBIF,[3] b = Bugguide.net[4]

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Role in ecosystems[edit]

Majority of mirid bugs species are phytophagous. Some, like D. hesperus, D. hyalinipennis, D. tamanini, by feeding on other insects, display predatory behaviour and are considered beneficial for biological control of crop pests.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dicyphus Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  2. ^ a b "Browse Dicyphus". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  3. ^ a b "Dicyphus". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  4. ^ a b "Dicyphus Genus Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-05-02.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Dicyphus at Wikimedia Commons