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A Striking New Genus and Species of Bryocorine Plant Bug (Heteroptera: Miridae) from Eastern North America

by Thomas J. Henry
published 2 July 1993

The new bryocorine genus and species Pycnoderiella virginiana is described from 19 specimens collected in drift-fence pitfall traps at Seashore State Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia. This striking mirid, possibly the smallest known bryocorine, is distinguished by its small size, unusually modified submacropterous hemelytra, and unique male genitalia. Speculation on the host plant and discussion of its relationship to other North American eccritotarsine Bryocorinae are provided.


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