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Revision of the mirine genus Phytocoris Fallén (Heteroptera, Miridae) for western North America. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 188, article 1

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dc.contributor.author Stonedahl, Gary M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T14:38:01Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T14:38:01Z
dc.date.issued 1988 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/925
dc.description 257 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-251) and indexes. Indexes compiled by the author and Michael D. Schwartz. en_US
dc.description.abstract "The western Nearctic species of the cosmopolitan genus Phytocoris Fallén are revised. Ecertobia Reuter and Pallacocoris Reuter are proposed as new junior synonyms of Phytocoris. One-hundred and ninety-nine species are recognized including four that also occur in the Palearctic region. The species are distributed among 20 newly proposed species-groups, primarily on the basis of head morphology, dorsal vestiture, and characteristics of the male genitalia. Seventy-eight new species are described and the following new synonymies are proposed (senior synonym first): acaciae Knight = minuendus Knight; calli Knight = laticeps Knight; deserticola Knight = lineatellus Knight; empirensis Knight = rinconae Knight; fraterculus Van Duzee = westwoodi Bliven; fuscipennis Knight = longirostris Knight; geniculatus Van Duzee = blackwelli Bliven; interspersus Uhler = viridescens Knight; juniperanus Knight = chiricahuae Knight, flaviatus Knight, santaritae Knight; ketinelbi Bliven = kahtahbi Bliven; knowltoni Knight = albertae Knight, elongatus Knight; laevis (Uhler) = rolfsi Knight; maritimus Van Duzee = sequoiae Bliven; neglectus Knight = yuroki Bliven; nigrifrons Van Duzee = abiesi Knight, tehamae Bliven; relativus Knight = albiscutellatus Knight; stellatus Van Duzee = arcatae Bliven, tinctus Knight; stitti Knight = albiceps Knight, merinoi Knight; strigosus Knight = flavellus Knight; sublineatus Knight = subcinctus Knight, tanneri Knight; tenuis Van Duzee = gracillatus Knight; ventralis Van Duzee = contrastus Knight, ephedrae Knight, quadricinctus Knight; vinaceus Van Duzee = hyampom Bliven; yollabollae Bliven = albiclavus Knight, montanae Knight, taos Knight. Illustrations are provided for the male genitalia of all species, and scanning electron micrographs are presented for the head, pretarsus, and dorsal vestiture of representative species. Dorsal habitus illustrations are provided for representatives of nine species-groups. A detailed diagnosis and description are included for the genus and each of the 20 species-groups. A key to species groups is given, as well as keys to the species of each group. All species treatments include a diagnosis and summary information on biology, host plant associations, and distribution. Detailed descriptions and specific locality data are included only for the new species. Phytocoris species diversity and endemism are greatest in shrub and steppe, and desert communities of the southwestern United States. The majority of western Nearctic species are host-specific inhabitants of trees and shrubs, but a few ubiquitous species are known to breed on grasses and herbaceous plants. Many species occurring on woody plants appear to be inhabitants of bark. The nymphs and adults of most species are believed to be primarily predaceous. Nearctic and Palearctic species have been observed feeding on small, soft-bodied insects and mites, including several important pests of forests and orchards"--P. 3. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher [New York] : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History ; v. 188, article 1 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QH1 .A4 vol.188, art.1, 1988 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Phytocoris en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Phytocoris -- Host plants. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- West (U.S.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Canada, Western en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Mexico en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- North America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Host plants -- North America. en_US
dc.title Revision of the mirine genus Phytocoris Fallén (Heteroptera, Miridae) for western North America. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 188, article 1 en_US
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    The Bulletin, published continuously since 1881, consists of longer monographic volumes in the field of natural sciences relating to zoology, paleontology, and geology. Current numbers are published at irregular intervals. The Bulletin was originally a place to publish short papers, while longer works appeared in the Memoirs. However, in the 1920s, the Memoirs ceased and the Bulletin series began publishing longer papers. A new series, the Novitates , published short papers describing new forms.

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