|Male meadow plant bug|
Leptopterna dolabrata (Miris dolabratus), commonly known as the meadow plant bug, is an insect in the Miridae family. It is commonly found in grassy areas in North America and Europe. It feeds on developing grass seeds, causing seed heads to shrivel and prematurely whiten. It is regarded as a pest wherever grass is grown for seed. The species has long antennae and is black coloured.
- 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 , 186. ISBN 978-90-71912-19-1.
- Meadow plant bug at Grass Seed Insects, Oregon State University
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