Grypocoris sexguttatus

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Grypocoris sexguttatus
Miridae - Grypocoris (Lophyromiris) sexguttatus.jpg
Grypocoris sexguttatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Cimicomorpha
Superfamily: Miroidea
Family: Miridae
Subfamily: Mirinae
Tribe: Mirini
Genus: Grypocoris
Species: G. sexguttatus
Binomial name
Grypocoris sexguttatus
(Fabricius, 1777)
Synonyms
  • Calocoris sexguttatus (Fabricius, 1777)

Grypocoris sexguttatus is a species of true bugs belonging to the family Miridae or plant bugs, subfamily Mirinae.

Description[edit]

Female Grypocoris sexguttatus

Grypocoris sexguttatus can reach a length of 6.5–8.3 millimetres (0.26–0.33 in) in males, of 7–8 millimetres (0.28–0.31 in) in females.[1]

Distribution and Habitat[edit]

This species is present in most of Europe.[2] The preferred habitat are spruce forest edges.[1]

Biology[edit]

Nymphs can be found in May – June, while adults are present from June to August. This polyphagous bug mainly feed on Heracleum sphondylium (nectar), Melampyrum pratense, Galeopsis tetrahit and Urtica dioica, but also on other insects (especially of the family Aphididae).[1]

References[edit]

  • Kerzhner I. M.; Josifov M. (1999). "Family Miridae". In Aukema, Berend; Rieger, Christian. Catalogue of the Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region. 3, Cimicomorpha II. Amsterdam: Netherlands Entomological Society. pp. 1&ndash, 577, page&nbsp, 101. ISBN 978-90-71912-19-1.

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