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A total of 38 results were found at 22:50 on 12th April 2024 when searching for Miridae.


  • Horistus orientalis (Gmelin, 1790) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Capsodes cingulatus Tamanini, 1981, Capsodes consanguineous (A. Costa, 1862), Capsodes lineolatus Carvalho, 1959, Capsodes ochroleucus Wagner, 1959, Capsodes rubrostriatus (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1836), Capsus consanguineous A. Costa, 1862, Cimex cingulatus Fabricius, 1787, Cimex leucogrammus....
  • Labopidea allii (Knight, 1923) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Labopidea alli Knight, 1968, Labopidicola alnii Snodgrass, Henry & Scott, 1984, Lindbergocapsus allii (Knight, 1923). Common name: onion plant bug.
  • Lygidea mendax Reuter, 1909 
    Family: Miridae

    Common name: apple redbug.
  • Lygocoris pabulinus (Linnaeus, 1761) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonym: Cimex pabulinis Linnaeus, 1761. Common names: green caspid bug, Common caspid.
  • Lygus elisus van Duzee, 1914 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Lygus desertinus Knight, 1968, Lygus desertus Knight, 1944, Lygus elisus viridiscutatus Knight, 1917, Lygus nigrosignatus Knight, 1941, Lygus pratensis elisus Van Duzee, 1914, Lygus viridiscutatus Knight, 1917. Common names: Pale legume bug, Lucerne plant bug.
  • Lygus gemellatus (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1835) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Capsus gemellatus Herrich-Schaeffer, 1835, Lygus artemisiae (Schilling, 1837), Lygus italicus israelensis Linnavuori, 1962, Lygus italicus orientalis Linnavuori, 1960, Lygus orientalis Linnavuori, 1960, Phytocoris adspersus Schilling, 1837.
  • Lygus hesperus Knight, 1917 
    Family: Miridae

    Common name: Western tarnished plant bug.
  • Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois, 1818) 
    Family: Miridae

    Common name: Tarnished plant bug.
  • Lygus lucorum Meyer-Dür, 1843 
    Family: Miridae

    Common name: Mirid bug.
  • Lygus pratensis (Linnaeus, 1758) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Capsus flavonotatus Provancher, 1872, Capsus lineolaris Palisot de Beauvois, 1818, Capsus oblineatus Say, 1832, Capsus strigulatus Walker, 1873, Liocoris lineolaris Lindberg, 1959, Lygus flavonotatus (Provancher, 1872), Lygus oblineatus (Say, 1832), Lygus pratensis rubidus Knight, 1917, Lygus.... Common name: Tarnished plant bug.
  • Nesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter, 1895) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Cyrtopeltis (Nesidiocoris) ebaeus Odhiambo, 1961, Cyrtopeltis javanus Poppius, 1914, Cyrtopeltis tenuis Reuter, 1895, Dicyphus nocivus Fulmek, 1925, Dicyphus tamaricus Puton, 1886, Gallobelicus crassicornis Distant, 1904. Common names: tomato suck bug, tomato bug, tobacco leaf bug, Tomato mirid, Tobacco capsid.
  • Niastama punctaticollis Reuter, 1904 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonym: Rhodolygus milleri Ghauri, 1968. Common name: Dimpling bug.
  • Poecilocapsus lineatus (Fabricius, 1798) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Capsus quadrivittatus Say, 1832, Lygaeus lineatus Fabricius, 1798, Phytocoris bellus Emmons, 1854, Poecilocapsus bellus (Emmons, 1854), Poecilocapsus quadrivittatus (Say, 1832). Common name: four-lined plant bug.
  • Prodromus clypeatus Distant 1904 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Prodromopsis basalis scutellaris (Poppius, 1915), Prodromus basalis (Poppius, 1915), Prodromus cochinensis Odhiambo, 1962, Prodromus cuneatus Distant, 1909, Sinervus basalis Carvalho, 1957, Sinervus cuneatus Carvalho, 1957, Sinervus scutellaris Carvalho, 1957. Common name: Mirid bug.
  • Psallus seriatus (Reuter) 
    Family: Miridae

    Common name: cotton fleahopper.
  • Pseudatomoscelis seriatus (Reuter, 1876) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Atomoscelis seriatus Reuter, 1876, Parthenicus atomophorus Carvalho, 1976, Pseudatomoscelis atomophorus (Reuter, 1907). Common name: cotton fleahopper.
  • Sidnia kinbergi (Stål, 1859) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Capsus kinbergi Stål, 1860, Eurystylus australis Poppius, 1911, Paracalocoris semiflavifemur Girault, 1934. Common name: Australian crop mirid.
  • Taylorilygus apicalis (Fieber, 1861) 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Capsus (Deraeocoris) uruguayensis Berg, 1878, Lygus apicalis Lindberg, 1958, Lygus apicalis innotatus Poppius, 1912, Lygus apicalis inops Horváth, 1894, Lygus apicalis roseotincta Stichel, 1958, Lygus apicalis rufoviridis Poppius, 1912, Lygus apicalis unicolor Stichel, 1958, Lygus apicallis.... Common name: Brokenback bug.

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Each listed organism is declared under the Biosecurity Management act with certain legal requirements:

Declared Pest, Prohibited - s12

Prohibited organisms are declared pests by virtue of section 22(1), and may only be imported and kept subject to permits. Permit conditions applicable to some species may only be appropriate or available to research organisations or similarly secure institutions.

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Permitted organisms must satisfy any applicable import requirements when imported. They may be subject to an import permit if they are potential carriers of high-risk organisms.

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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.

Permitted, Requires Permit - r73

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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If you are considering importing an unlisted organism/s you will need to submit the name/s for assessment, as unlisted organisms are automatically prohibited entry into WA.

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Declared pests can be assigned to a C1, C2 or C3 control category under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Regulations 2013. Prohibited organisms can be assigned to a C1 or C2 control category, the control categories are:

C1 Exclusion

Organisms which should be excluded from part or all of Western Australia.

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Organisms which should be eradicated from part or all of Western Australia.

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Organisms that should have some form of management applied that will alleviate the harmful impact of the organism, reduce the numbers or distribution of the organism or prevent or contain the spread of the organism.


Unassigned: Declared pests that are recognised as having a harmful impact under certain circumstances, where their subsequent control requirements are determined by a Plan or other legislative arrangements under the Act.

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The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Regulations 2013 (BAM Regs) specify prohibited and restricted keeping categories for the purposes of regulating organisms declared under the BAM Act. In regards to the purposes for which they can be kept, and the entities that can keep them for that purpose. A keeping permit is the administrative tool used to assign specific conditions to the keeping of an organism.

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Can only be kept under a permit for public display and education purposes, and/or genuine scientific research, by entities approved by the state authority.

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Organisms which, relative to other species, have a low risk of becoming a problem for the environment, primary industry or public safety and can be kept under a permit by private individuals.

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No permit or conditions are required for keeping. There may be other requirements under BAMA such as those required for entry of livestock, pigeons and doves, or waybill requirements for stock movement. An organism in the exempt keeping category may also be regulated by other legislation such as the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (WCA), administered by DPaW.

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