was embarked upon to curtail an outbreak of mirid
infestation on the cocoa plantation.
Seasonal fluctuation of mirid
population in the field
Light terminal damage, simulating damage by thrips, mirids
, or Helicoverpa, involved pinching out the terminal and the surrounding two unfurled leaf primordia with curved forceps.
Many heteropterists then joined in the next phase of the great mirid
adventure, including Thomas Henry, Michael Schwartz, Christiane Weirauch, Michael Wall, Denise Wyniger, Nikolai Tatarnic, Katrina Menard, Dimitri Forero, Fedor Konstantinov, Dan Polhemus, Hannah Finlay, Anouk Mutatantri, Anna Namyatova and Tomohide 'Pseudoyeti' Yasunaga.
(1998) reported that this species is the main problem for production of milk in the Bogota savanna region due to the high prevalence of this mirid
, which is present in 95% of the dairy farms, causing reduction of pasture carrying capacity and daily milk production per cow.
After completing my prelims and my coursework, Toby invited me to The American Museum of Natural History in New York to work directly with him and immerse myself in mirid
systematics with one of the best Heteroptera collections in the world.
Using previous experience of mirid
rearing (Agusti & Gabarra 2009) the bugs were reared on tobacco plants (Nicotiana tabacum L.) and fed on Sitotroga cerealella Olivier (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) eggs.
subfamily Cylapinae (Heteroptera: Miridae), or fungal inhabiting plant bugs in Japan.
nymph mortality was determined in each of the 6 treatments as the percentage of individuals that did not reach the adult stage.
His research especially has advanced our knowledge of mirid
biogeography, classification, and systematics.
(2011) in studying the mirid
assemblage in Parque Estadual do Turvo, reported Prepops cruciferus (Berg, 1878), P.
Abstract--The new stenodemine mirid
, Triganotylus schuhi n.
She cites a 2002 Greenpeace-commissioned report on Bt cotton cropping in China, which found increasing problems with secondary pests, including sap-sucking mirids
and jassids, a decline in natural predators and parasites including Heliothis armigera caterpillars, the principal pest of Asian cotton crops, as well as signs of emerging resistance to Bt toxin.
This is because secondary pests, such as leaf bugs called mirids
, which are normally kept at bay by bollworm, become a serious threat to the cotton crop, pushing farmers to resort to pesticides.
However, although it has been proved that mirids
can transfer pollen successfully (Ishida et al.