Texas Miridae based on BugGuide records

a rather quick-and-dirty assemblage of some of the better Texas BugGuide mirid images

brownish / reddish / greenish / blackish / lichen / pale

some 400 spp. of Miridae in Texas per Dr. Katrina Menard (pers. comm., 2019)

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various brownish spp.

Taedia virgulata (Knight) - Taedia virgulata Hamatophylus guttulosus (Reuter) - Hamatophylus guttulosus unknown mirid Apr 8 - Deraeocoris  Paraxenetus guttulatus (Uhler) - Paraxenetus guttulatus Mirid with pale triangles in scutellum - Plagiognathus maculipennis Cyrtopeltocoris arizonae Knight - Cyrtopeltocoris arizonae Plagiognathus politus Uhler - Plagiognathus politus Eustictus Eustictus Eustictus - female
Neolygus Neolygus Unknown Mirid 1436 - Neolygus Mirid - Neolygus  Orthotylus ornatus Van Duzee - Orthotylus ornatus=Orthotylus ornatus Van Duzee - Orthotylus ornatus=Orthotylus ornatus Van Duzee - Orthotylus ornatus Mirid - Parthenicus taxodii Parthenicus(?) sp. - Parthenicus Parthenicus juniperi (Heidemann) - Parthenicus juniperi Another tiny Mirid of some kind - Parthenicus wheeleri Phytocoris sp. - Phytocoris Phytocoris breviusculus - male Phytocoris Phytocoris ramosus Uhler - Phytocoris ramosus Polymerus basalis (Reuter) - Polymerus basalis=Polymerus basalis (Reuter)  - Polymerus basalis=Polymerus basalis (Reuter) - Polymerus basalis mirid 2 - Polymerus Tropidosteptes Tropidosteptes quercicola (Johnston) - Tropidosteptes quercicola Mirid - Tropidosteptes Brownish mirid with darker clavus - Tropidosteptes

with red - orange - yellow

Halticotoma valida Townsend - Halticotoma valida Mexicomiris texanus Carvalho - Mexicomiris texanus=Mexicomiris texanus Carvalho - Mexicomiris texanus Oncerometopus nigriclavus Reuter - Oncerometopus nigriclavus=Oncerometopus nigriclavus Reuter - Oncerometopus nigriclavus Pseudoxenetus regalis (Uhler) - Pseudoxenetus regalis=Pseudoxenetus regalis (Uhler) - Pseudoxenetus regalis Mirid - Atractotomus rubidus Atractotomus miniatus (Knight) - Atractotomus miniatus Plant Bug - Poecilocapsus lineatus Hesperolabops gelastops Phytocoris roseipennis Knight - Phytocoris roseipennis - male Stenodema Sp.? - Trigonotylus pulcher Pilophorus clavicornis Poppius - Pilophorus clavicornis Unknown Miridae - Semium hirtum Plagiognathus grandis Reuter - Plagiognathus grandis Eustictus sort of an ant-mimic - Pilophoropsidea camela Aoplonemella festiva? - Aoplonemella festiva Sericophanes heidemanni Calocoris barberi Henry et Wheeler - Calocoris barberi=Calocoris barberi Henry and Wheeler - Calocoris barberi=Calocoris barberi Henry and Wheeler - Calocoris barberi=Calocoris barberi - male orange mirid - Calocoris texanus Ceratocapsus Ceratocapsus Ceratocapsus apicalis? - Ceratocapsus apicalis Ceratocapsus Ceratocapsus apicatus? - Ceratocapsus Coquillettia albiclava Knight - Coquillettia albiclava Male, Coquillettia albella? - Coquillettia albella - male Tricoloured bug - Coquillettia lactea Hemiptera - Coquillettia mimetica Coquillettia? Female? - Coquillettia - female
Lopidea major Knight - Lopidea major Lopidea Neocapsus fasciativentris nymph? - Neocapsus fasciativentris=Neocapsus fasciativentris? - Neocapsus fasciativentris=Neocapsus fasciativentris? - Neocapsus fasciativentris Black and orange insect - Neocapsus cuneatus  Prepops Prepops Prepops rubrovittatus (Stål) - Prepops rubrovittatus Prepops Prepops - Platytylus - female
Taedia Taedia Mirid - Taedia
Tropidosteptes Tropidosteptes cardinalis Uhler - Tropidosteptes cardinalis

with green

Taylorilygus apicalis (Fieber) - Taylorilygus apicalis Reuteroscopus ornatus (Reuter) - Reuteroscopus ornatus Plagiognathus blatchleyi Reuter - Plagiognathus blatchleyi unfamiliar mirid - Orthotylus Mirid - Engytatus modestus Plant bug from AZ (1) 10.07.01 - Rhinacloa callicrates 916W06 - Pseudatomoscelis seriatus Keltonia tuckeri Mirid - Pseudopsallus bug - Ilnacora Tupiocoris - Tupiocoris notatus Smooth-looking, pale green mirid mirid sp. mirid Macrotylus amoenus - female Oncotylus guttulatus Uhler - Oncotylus guttulatus Creontiades signatus (Distant) - Creontiades signatus Creontiades? - Creontiades debilis Dagbertus fasciatus (Reuter) - Dagbertus fasciatus Plant Bug - Dagbertus fasciatus Small Green Plant Bug - Dagbertus fasciatus Dichaetocoris Dichrooscytus Dichrooscytus Phytocoris vanduzeei Reuter - Phytocoris vanduzeei Phytocoris Mirid - Trigonotylus Mirid - Trigonotylus uhleri 

mostly black

Taedia johnstoni Knight - Taedia johnstoni Pilophorus crassipes Heidemann - Pilophorus crassipes Pilophorus gracilis? - Pilophorus gracilis Lidopus heidemanni Gibson - Lidopus heidemanni Mirid - Orthotylus Pseudoxenetus regalis (Uhler) - Pseudoxenetus regalis Phoenicocoris claricornis (Knight) - Phoenicocoris claricornis - male Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) - Lygus lineolaris Sixeonotus Eustictus Scalponotatus albibasis (Knight) - Scalponotatus albibasis - female Plagiognathus modestus? - Plagiognathus modestus Plagiognathus politus Uhler - Plagiognathus politus Mirid - Tropidosteptes Plant Bug - Metriorrhynchomiris dislocatus Mirid from Fort Worth, Texas - Polymerus Slaterocoris small bug - Microtechnites bractatus=Microtechnites bractatus? - Microtechnites bractatus - male=Garden Fleahopper - Microtechnites bractatus - female Tropidosteptes tricolor - male Deraeocoris sayi (Reuter) - Deraeocoris sayi specimen 2 - Deraeocoris sayi? - Deraeocoris sayi Deraeocoris aphidiphagus Knight - Deraeocoris aphidiphagus 

lichen mimics (mostly Phytocoris spp.)

Phytocoris nigricollis Knight - Phytocoris nigricollis=Phytocoris nigricollis Knight - Phytocoris nigricollis=Phytocoris - Phytocoris nigricollis Plant Bug - Phytocoris Plant Bug - Phytocoris eximius Parthenicus Phytocoris True Bugs (Heteroptera) ID Request - Phytocoris unnamed-two Phytocoris inops Uhler - Phytocoris inops

with thick ant. bases

Neurocolpus Lampethusa nicholi Knight - Lampethusa nicholi Tiny plant bug - Rhinacloa forticornis Ranzovius clavicornis (Knight)  - Ranzovius clavicornis Mirid - Spanagonicus albofasciatus Neurocolpus nubilus group - Neurocolpus Diphleps - Diphleps unica 122711 .1 - Corticoris signatus

various pale spp.

Parthenicus Clivinema Orthotylus sp-nr-nyctalis - Plagiognathus albatus Eustictus claripennis Knight - Eustictus claripennis Beautiful Bug - Hyaliodes harti Taedia deletica (Reuter) - Taedia deletica

an overview of the North American mirid fauna - BugGuide

Annotated list of central Texas Miridae - Austin Bug Collection

19 Nov 2020 © Mike Quinn / entomike@gmail.com / Texas Entomology / Photo Techniques