Plea Leach, 1817

Ghahari, Hassan, Moulet, Pierre, Ostovan, Hadi & Linnavuori, Rauno E., 2013, An annotated catalog of the Iranian Dipsocoromorpha, Enicocephalomorpha, Gerromorpha, Leptopodomorpha and Nepomorpha (Hemiptera: Heteroptera), Zootaxa 3641 (4), pp. 301-342: 332

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3641.4.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A94D7D64-596A-713C-FF29-3E1EAD1EFC5F

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Plazi

scientific name

Plea Leach, 1817
status

 

Genus Plea Leach, 1817 

Plea minutissima minutissima Leach, 1817 

Plea minutissima Leach, 1817: 14  (as new species); Plea minutissima  var. sublaevis Rey, 1894: 13  ; Plea leachi MacGregor & Kirkaldy, 1899: 4  ; Plea atomaria Horváth, 1918: 336  non Pallas, 1771.

Distribution in Iran. East Azarbaijan (Sadeghi et al. 2009; Khaghaninia et al. 2010 b), Guilan (Cox & Cox, 1995; Linnavuori & Hosseini 2000), Hamadan (Samin et al. 2011), Kordestan (Wagner 1961), Markazi (Vafaei 2005; Vafaei et al. 2004), West Azerbaijan (Sakenin et al. 2010).

General distribution. Euro-Siberian (Polhemus 1995; Fent et al. 2011).

Comments. The biology of P. minutissima  was studied by Vafaei et al. (2004) in Markazi province, and this species feeds on Cyclops  , larvae of Ephemeroptera, Chironomidae  , and Osteracodae.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Pleidae