First Report of the Plant Bugs Phytocoris depictus, Phytocoris fumatus and Phytocoris tricinctipes (Hemiptera: Miridae) for Oklahoma

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Stephen W. Chordas, III
Chris T. McAllister


Hemipterans belong to the largest order of hemimetabolous insects. The number of species in the order is about 75,000, with a great diversity of forms, including the largest family, Miridae (plant bugs). It contains major insect pests and predatory groups that can be used as biological control agents. Here, we document three species of Miridae in Oklahoma, for the first time.

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Applied Ecology & Conservation