Tenthecoris orchidearum (Reuter),

Ferreira, Paulo Sergio Fiuza & Henry, Thomas J., 2011, Synopsis and keys to the tribes, genera, and species of Miridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Minas Gerais, Brazil Part I: Bryocorinae, Zootaxa 2920, pp. 1-41: 30-31

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.277915

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Tenthecoris orchidearum (Reuter)
status

 

Tenthecoris orchidearum (Reuter) 

(Fig. 48)

Eccritotarus orchidearum  Reuter, 1902: 157 (orig. descrip.).

Tenthecoris orchidearum: Carvalho, 1951 c: 296  (revised status, n. comb.).

Diagnosis. General color red with extensive metallic-blue areas. Head, pronotum, including collar, reddish. Eyes black. Clavus and corium metallic blue, with external area translucent red; embolium and cuneus pale red. Membrane fuscous inside areoles. Length 4.15–4.65 mm.

Hosts. Aclandiae sp. [ Orchidaceae  ], Cattleya labiata Lindl.  Orchidaceae  ], and Laelia perrinii Bateman  [ Orchidaceae  ] ( Ferreira et al., 2001). Southwood and Leston (1959) noted that C. orchidearum  and other species of the genus cause pale, discolored, often blistered areas on orchid leaves, especially cattleyas, and Wheeler (2001) noted that severely damaged plants may loose their leaves, fail to flower, and frequently are killed. Distribution. Brazil (Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina) (Carvalho, 1957; Ferreira et al., 2006). Records for North America are based on port interceptions from international commerce, not established populations.

Discussion. Lepage (1942) studied the biology of this species; Gaedike (1971) gave type information. Minas Gerais specimens examined. 2 ɗɗ, BH (Belo Horizonte), 10 Jan. 1933, E. J. Hambleton ( UFVB).

UFVB

Vicosa, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Tenthecoris

Loc

Tenthecoris orchidearum (Reuter)

Ferreira, Paulo Sergio Fiuza & Henry, Thomas J. 2011
2011
Loc

Tenthecoris orchidearum:

Carvalho 1951: 296
1951
Loc

orchidearum

Reuter 1902: 157
1902