Leptopterna dolabrata

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Leptopterna dolabrata
Leptopterna.dolabrata.male.lindsey.jpg
Male meadow plant bug
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Order:
Suborder:
Family:
Genus:
Species:
L. dolabrata
Binomial name
Leptopterna dolabrata
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Leptopterna dolabrata (Miris dolabratus), commonly known as the meadow plant bug, is an insect in the Miridae family.[1] 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.[2] The species has long antennae and is black coloured.[3]

References[edit]

Leptopterna dolabrata nymph
  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, page&nbsp, 186. ISBN 978-90-71912-19-1.
  2. ^ Meadow plant bug at Grass Seed Insects, Oregon State University
  3. ^ Description

External links[edit]