Orthotylus marginalis

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Orthotylus marginalis
Orthotylus marginalis (Miridae) - (imago), Arnhem, the Netherlands.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Miridae
Genus: Orthotylus
Species: O. marginalis
Binomial name
Orthotylus marginalis
Reuter, 1883

Orthotylus marginalis is a species of stinkbugs from Miridae family that can be found throughout Europe (except for Liechtenstein and various European islands).[1][2]

Description[edit]

Adults are 6 millimetres (0.24 in) long, and are green coloured. Their upper surface is covered with dense pale hairs, with brownish antennas.[3]

Ecology[edit]

The species members feed on alder, apple trees, currant, sloe, sallow, and willows. Adults feed on Aphididae, Carabidae, and Psyllidae. In some cases, they also feed on plants of pear trees, causing the pears to have stoney pits, among other damages.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orthotylus (Orthotylus) marginalis Reuter, 1883". 2.6.2. Fauna Europaea. August 29, 2013. Retrieved October 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ 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. 1–577, pages 253 & 263. ISBN 978-90-71912-19-1. 
  3. ^ "Orthotylus marginalis". Retrieved February 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Leaf beetles on willows: Orthotylus marginalis". Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.