Horistus orientalis

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Horistus orientalis
Miridae - Horistus (Primihoristus) orientalis.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Cimicomomorpha
Superfamily: Miroidea
Family: Miridae
Subfamily: Mirinae
Tribe: Mirini
Genus: Horistus
Species: H. orientalis
Binomial name
Horistus orientalis
(Gmelin, 1790)
  • Capsides cingulatus (Fabricius, 1787)
  • Capsides lineolatus (Brullé, 1832)

Horistus orientalis is a species of plant bugs, part of the suborder Heteroptera (also called "true bugs"), which belongs to the family Miridae, subfamily Mirinae.[1]


This species can be found in most of continental Europe.[2] These bugs primarily inhabit wet meadows and meadows.[3]


Horistus orientalis can reach a length of 5.3–6.7 millimetres (0.21–0.26 in).[3]


Adults can be seen from May to August.[3] These polyphagous bugs mainly feed on nectar and juices of Glechoma hederacea, Achillea millefolium, Angelica sylvestris, Galium, Senecio and Bromus species.[3]


  1. ^ 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, pages&nbsp, 78, &nbsp, 106. ISBN 978-90-71912-19-1.
  2. ^ Fauna europaea
  3. ^ a b c d Commanster

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