Selected references for identifying New Zealand Miridae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
This page was last modified on 18 June 2014.
How to cite this publication: Larivière M-C, Larochelle A 2014-present. Selected references for identifying New Zealand Miridae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Retrieved [date] from http://www.nzhemiptera.com/Heteroptera-Identification/Miridae-Identification/
The taxonomy of New Zealand plant bugs (Miridae) is relatively well known thanks mostly to AC Eyles who has produced or co-produced abundant work on the subject. Diagnostic information, however, is scattered through several papers and a number of journals.
The aim of the present publication is to facilitate access to diagnostic information by providing a centralised inventory of the most relevant references, with hyperlinks to online versions.
The New Zealand Miridae fauna was catalogued by Larivière & Larochelle (2004: Fauna of New Zealand 50) who provided information on geographic distribution, biology and dispersal abilities associated with all taxa, as well as colour photos of most primary types and their labels. An updated checklist supplementing the 2004 Heteroptera catalogue was published by Larivière & Larochelle (2014).
The Photographic guide published on the present website provides photos for the majority of New Zealand species.
Subfamilies of Miridae
Key to subfamilies (Cylapinae, Deraeocorinae, Mirinae, Orthotylinae, Phylinae, Bryocorinae) (Eyles & Schuh, 2003)
Key: genera (Felisacus, Engytatus), species (Eyles & Schuh, 2003)
Description: Engytatus nicotianae (Eyles & Schuh, 2003)Description: Felisacus elegantulus (Eyles & Schuh, 2003)
Description: Deraeocoris maoricus (Eyles & Carvalho, 1988b)
Description: Maoriphylina dimorpha (Cassis & Eyles, 2006)
Description: Taylorilygus apicalis (Eyles, 2000b)
Key: genera (Cyrtorhinus, Josemiris, Tridiplous, Zanchius) (Eyles, 2005)
Description: Cyrtorhinus cumberi (Eyles, 2005)
Key: tribes (Phylini, Leucophopterini) (Eyles & Schuh, 2003)
Description: Sejanus albisignatus [=Ausejanus albisignatus]
Description: Basileobius gilviceps (Eyles & Schuh, 2003)