Pest

A member of the notorious Miridae family, this Dionconotus measured less than 10mm. Most of the more well-known mirids have received attention because they are agricultural pests. They pierce plant tissues and feed on the juices. This little fella, along with his many friends, showed a preference to the Asphodelus plants.

 

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kingdom: Animalia

phylum: Arthropoda

class: Insecta

order: Hemiptera

suborder: Heteroptera

family: Miridae

subfamily: Mirinae

tribe: Mirini

genus: Dionconotus

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Taken on March 3, 2007