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A total of 38 results were found at 12:45 on 22nd May 2024 when searching for Miridae.


  • Apolygus lucorum (Meyer-Dür, 1843) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Apolygus concolor (Stichel, 1930), Apolygus declivis (Scholtz, 1847), Apolygus maculatus (Reuter, 1896), Apolygus volgensis (Becker, 1864), Capsus lucorum Meyer-Dur, 1843, Capsus volgensis Becker, 1864, Lygocoris (Apolygus) lucorum maculata Tamanini, 1982, Lygocoris (Neolygus) lucorum.... Common name: small green plant bug.
  • Apolygus spinolae (Meyer-Dür, 1841) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Caspus spinolae Meyer-Dür, 1841, Lygocoris spinolae Leston, 1959, Lygocoris spinolai Kerzhner, 1964, Lygus spinolai Wagner, 1961.
  • Ausejanus albisignatus (Knight, 1938) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Idiatella albisignatus Knight, 1938, Sejanus albisignatus (Knight, 1938), Sejanus intermedius Carvalho & Gross, 1982. Common name: Mirid bug.
  • Austropeplus annulipes Poppius, 1915 
    Family: Miridae

    Common name: Citrus blossom midge.
  • Campylomma austrinum Malipatil, 1992 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonym: Campylomma austrina Malipatil, 1992.
  • Campylomma kununurraense Malipatil, 1992 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonym: Campylomma kununurraensis Malipatil, 1992.
  • Campylomma liebknechti (Girault, 1934) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Ragmus argenteus Girault, 1934, Ragmus liebknechti Girault, 1934, Ragmus pulcher Girault, 1934, Rhinacloa queenslandana Ghauri, 1961. Common name: Apple dimpling bug.
  • Campylomma verbasci (Meyer-Dür, 1843) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Campylomma nicolasi Puton & Reuter, 1883, Campylomma novaki Wagner, 1952, Campylomma pellucida (Garbiglietti, 1869), Campylomma punctipes (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1835), Campylomma zizyphi Puton & Reuter, 1886, Capsus verbasci Meyer-Dur, 1843, Orthotylus pellucidus Garbiglietti, 1869.
  • Closterotomus norwegicus (Gmelin, 1790) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Capsus contiguus Walker, 1873, Capsus hobartensis Poppius, 1911, Capsus stramineus Walker, 1873, Cimex biguttatus Schrank, 1801, Cimex norwegicus Gmelin, 1790, Lygaeus bipunctatus Fabricius, 1779. Common names: strawberry bug, potato capsid, potato bug.
  • Closterotomus trivialis (Costa, 1853) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Calocoris limbicollis Reuter, 1877, Phytocoris trivialis Costa, 1853. Common name: Mirid bug.
  • Creontiades dilutus (Stål, 1859) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Capsus dilutus Stål, 1860, Creontiades virescens Reuter, 1905, Megacoelum modestum Distant, 1904. Common name: Green mirid.
  • Creontiades pacificus (Stal, 1859) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Capsus pacificus Stal, 1859, Capsus stramineous Walker, 1873, Creontiades pallidifer Walker, 1873, Kangra dudgenoi Kirkaldy, 1902. Common name: None known.
  • Creontiades pallidus (Rambur, 1839) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Calocoris lustratus Buchanan-White, 1878, Creontiades lustratum (Buchanan-White, 1878), Creontiades mimicus (Distant, 1913), Creontiades pallidus reuterianus Wagner, 1962, Creontiades punctum (Reuter, 1877), Creontiades reuterianus (Fairmaire, 1885), Creontiades virens Wagner, 1957, Megacoelum.... Common names: shedder bug, bud and boll.
  • Creontiades signatus (Distant, 1844) 
    Family: Miridae

  • Engytatus nicotianae (Koningsberger, 1903) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Cyrtopeltis nicotianae Kirkaldy, 1908, Leptoterna nicotianae Koningsberger, 1903. Common name: Tomato mirid.
  • Helopeltis (Helopeltis) pernicialis Stonedahl et al., 1995 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonym: Helopeltis pernicialis Stonedahl et al., 1995.
  • Helopeltis antonii Signoret, 1858 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonym: Helopeltis (Helopeltis) antonii Stonedahl, 1991. Common name: Tea mosquito bug.
  • Helopeltis collaris Stal, 1871 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonym: Helopeltis (Helopeltis) collaris Stonedahl, 1991. Common name: Mirid bug.
  • Helopeltis schoutedeni Reuter, 1906 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Afropeltis schentedeni Lavabre, 1977, Helopeltis luteus Ghesquiere, 1939, Helopeltis orophila lutea Ghesquiere, 1939, Helopeltis orophila rubida Ghesquiere, 1939, Helopeltis rubida Ghesquiere, 1939, Helopeltis rubra Ghesquiere, 1922, Helopeltis sanguinea rubra Ghesquiere, 1922, Helopeltis.... Common name: Cotton helopeltis.
  • Heterocordylus malinus Slingerland, 1909 
    Family: Miridae

    Common name: dark apple redbug.

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Declared pests must satisfy any applicable import requirements when imported, and may be subject to an import permit if they are potential carriers of high-risk organisms. They may also be subject to control and keeping requirements once within Western Australia.

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Regulation 73 permitted organisms may only be imported subject to an import permit. These organisms may be subject to restriction under legislation other than the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007. Permit conditions applicable to some species may only be appropriate or available to research organisations or similarly secure institutions.

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