|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1975|
|Authors:||Parker, BL, Hauschild, KI|
|Journal:||Bulletin of the ESA|
The Miridae, more commonly known as the “plant bugs,” include many economically important pest species. Oatman et al. (1964) conducted an ecological study of Arthropod populations in Wisconsin orchards and collected 24 different Mirids, among them <I>Lygus lineolaris</I> (P. de Beauvois), the tarnished plant bug. This insect feeds on a wide range of plants—including alfalfa (<I>Medicago sativa</I>), trefoil (<I>Trifolium</I> sp.), carrot (<I>Daucus carota</I>), bean (<I>Phaseolus vulgaris</I>), strawberry (<I>Frayaria</I> sp.), pear (<I>Pyrus communis</I>), and several ornamental plants including the chrysanthemum (<I>Chrysanthemum</I> sp.)—which are all grown in Vermont.