Heteroptera - Science topic
Heteroptera is a suborder of HEMIPTERA, called true bugs, characterized by the possession of two pairs of wings. It includes the medically important families CIMICIDAE and REDUVIIDAE. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Questions related to Heteroptera
Dear sirs, I never entered Research Gate before and I made a mistake. I clicked on an omonimous of mine confirming that I was the author.
So it results that I am author of 5 papers, while I actually am co - author of only one paper with Paride Dioli on the hemiptera Tempyra biguttula.
SULLA PRESENZA IN ITALIA, SPAGNA E PORTOGALLO DI TEMPYRA BIGUTTULA STÅL, 1874 (HETEROPTERA, RHYPAROCHROMIDAE).
I apologize. I am fairly old and not very clever in using internet formats. So I am not able to correct my mistakes.
Will you be so kind to cancel what is wrong about me?
Thank you very much!
For most Heteroptera ethyl acetate is a good killing agent. It doesn't damage the insect and keep it relaxed for easy pin or glue. In the case of Miridae ethyl acetate sometimes dry and shrink the last antennal segment. Is there any good alternative killing method for Miridae which keeps them relaxed for pinning but doesn't leave damage?
I notice that oppose to many other Heteroptera, Sciocoris move their antenna fidgetly. I assume it related to an antennal sensory organ. Does anyone know why does it do that and if I can expect to fine any unique structure on its antenna compare to antenna of other Heteroptera which doesn't act like that?
See example to antennal movement in attached movie.
I found an Hereoptera male and looking for its female in the field. Is there a specific method to lure and capture true bug females through keeping its male in the trap? What is the cue for luring specific sex in Heteropteran insects? Any specific trap designed for it?
I need the reference: Maldonado Capriles, J. (1990). Systematic catalogue of the Reduviidae of the world (Insecta: Heteroptera). Caribbean Journal of Science.
I'm not looking for the original descriptions but some updated revision, at least at regional level.
Thanks a lot.
It looks like an Europiella alpina at the head, antennes and legs, but the membrane reminds me of Macrotylus or something similar.
It can be found in Lucena, Córdoba, South of Spain.
Please help with ID.
18.06.2017 Ukraine · Kharkiv prov. (49°51'28.31"N 36°49'09.00"E).
I guess it is Tingis (Tingis) grisea Germar, 1835.
The bug has been swept from Artemisia, Linum, Helichrysum, Eryngium, etc. on sands.
I am looking for a publication showing parameres of Nysius thymi and Nysius ericae. In Pericart 1998 (Faune de France), I found only drawings of genital orifice. Do you know about some works showing it?
I am looking for a good ID key for nymphs of North American Pentatomidae. I found great keys for adults and even eggs, but nothing really satisfying regarding nymphal instars. Could you suggest good papers and/or websites or attach any related key to your answer?
I really appreciate any help you can provide!
In literature, are there on butterfly larval web true bugs that performed both coprophagy on larval droppings and predation of caterpillars? in different stage of life cycle?
Please, give me some suggestions/papers.
Thank you for your attention,
By the end of winter, I'm interested in comparing the species diversity and density of 3-4 sites. The areas are all riparian, so the ground is not all the time flat.
For the moment I have planed the following design:
- 3 samples per site (near water, 2 m and 4 m from water)
- each sample in a plastic bag
- hand searching in the lab (it's time consuming but seems to be more efficient in collecting the bugs from the samples)
I'm still thinking on sample size (in many papers is usually one square meter) and how to choose the sampling site in order to be objective.
Suggestions / comments / or any other collecting protocol are gladly welcome.
I am looking for a possibility of distinguish these two true-bugs species in larval stage. Maybe someone knows some papers about this issue.
I have been wondering about the function of the ventral spine displayed by acanthosomatid bugs. Have there been studies on this topic? Thanks!
Working on the spread of Lygaeus creticus (Heteroptera) I suggested that the median of the highway, which is made up of oleander, has transferred this species from southern to northern Italy. It seems that even windage operated by heavy goods vehicles has a significant impact. I'm checking out the possibility that this hypothesis is applicable to other species of insects and am looking for references in Literature.
I'm studying some series of specimens belonging to this genus, from Asia and Africa: so I need keys and descriptions to classify these bugs harmful to crops.