Miridae (Plant Bugs)

Subfamily Bryocorinae


Subfamily Phylinae

Miridae Phylinae Ausejanus Australia  Phylinae     

Subfamily Orthotylinae
Orthotylinae Austromirini  Miridae Orthotylinae Australia         

Subfamily Deraeocorinae
    Miridae lateral  Miridae full body dorsal

Subfamily Mirinae
Mirinae MiriniClosterotomus norwegicus Potato Bug Miridae Australia  Mirinae Mirini    Mirinae Stenodemini     
Subfamily Psallopinae
(Currently empty)

Subfamily Isometopinae

(Currently empty)

Subfamily Cylapinae

Pending ID – Miridae
IMG 6250 Miridae

Pending ID – Miridae nymphs


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Carvalho, J. C. M. and Gross, G. F. 1978. The distribution in Australia of the grass bugs of the tribe Stenodemini (Heteroptera-Miridae-Mirinae). Records of the South Australian Museum 18(2): 75-82.

Carvalho, J. C. M. and Gross, G. F. 1982. Australian ant-mimetic Miridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). I. The Leucophoroptera Group of the subfamily Phylinae. Australian Journal of Zoology Supplement Series 86: 1-75.

Cassis, G. & Symonds, C. 2014. Systematics and host plant associations of a new genus of Acacia-inhabiting plant bugs from arid Australia (Insecta : Hemiptera : Heteroptera :Miridae : Orthotylinae). Invertebrate Systematics 2014 28: 522-554.

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China, W. E. 1953. Two new species of the genus Cyrtopeltis (Hemiptera) associated with sundews in Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 4: 1-8.

Eyles, A. C. 1999. New genera and species of the Lygus-complex (Hemiptera: Miridae) in the New Zealand subregion compared with subgenera (now genera) studied by Leston (1952) and Niastama Reuter. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 26(4): 303-54.

Eyles, A. C. 2001. Key to the genera of Mirinae (Hemiptera: Miridae) in New Zealand and descriptions of new taxa. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 28: 197-221.

Gross, G. F. and Cassis, G. 1991. Superfamily Miroidea. In I. D. Naumann (Ed.), The Insects of Australia: a textbook for students and research workers. 2nd Ed. (pp. 491-493). Melbourne University Press.

Kirkaldy, G. W. 1902. Memoir upon the rhynchotal family Capsidae Auctt. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1902: 243-72, plates 5-6.

Namyatova, A. A. and Cassis, G. 2022. Review of Australian Cylapinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) with key to genera and descriptions of new species. Insect Systematics & Evolution 53: 443-514.

Namyatova, A. A., Schwartz, M. D. and Cassis, G. 2013. First record of the genus Stenotus Jakovlev from Australia, with two new species, and a list of mirine species from Witchelina Nature Reserve (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae: Mirini). Journal of Natural History 47: 987-1008.

Semmens, T. D., McQuillan, P. B., & Hayhurst G. 1992. Catalogue of the Insects of Tasmania. Department of Primary Industry Tasmania.