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Leptopterna dolabrata (meadow plant bug)

Synonyms: Cimex antennirectus; Cimex deses; Cimex dolabratus; Cimex frumentarius; Cimex lateralis; Cimex porrectus; Cimex riparius; Cimex v-flavum; Leptopterna abbreviata; Leptopterna antennirectus; Leptopterna aurantiaca; Leptopterna belangeri; Leptopterna deses; Leptopterna dolabrata aurantiaca; Leptopterna dolabratus; Leptopterna dolobrata aurantiaca; Leptopterna lateralis; Leptopterna picticeps; Leptopterna porrecta; Leptopterna riparia; Leptopterna v-flavum; Miris abbreviatus; Miris belangeri; Miris picticeps; Stenodema frumentaria

Wikipedia Abstract

Leptopterna dolabrata (Miris dolabratus), commonly known as the meadow plant bug, is an insect in the Miridae family. It is commonly found in grassy areas in North America and Europe. It feeds on developing grass seeds, causing seed heads to shrivel and prematurely whiten. It is regarded as a pest wherever grass is grown for seed. The species has long antennae and is black coloured.
View Wikipedia Record: Leptopterna dolabrata

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Asby Complex 7715 England, United Kingdom
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Border Mires, Kielder – Butterburn 29286 England, United Kingdom
Borders Woods 132 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Drigg Coast 3453 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Ladder Hills 10769 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Mendip Limestone Grasslands 1032 England, United Kingdom
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Naddle Forest 892 England, United Kingdom  
Norfolk Valley Fens 1523 England, United Kingdom  
North Somerset and Mendip Bats 1387 England, United Kingdom
Peak District Dales 5748 England, United Kingdom
River Eden 6087 England, United Kingdom  
River Spey 14158 Scotland, United Kingdom
Roman Wall Loughs 1691 England, United Kingdom  
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
Strathglass Complex 58277 Scotland, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Urquhart Bay Wood 114 Scotland, United Kingdom
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Yewbarrow Woods 279 England, United Kingdom

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Alopecurus pratensis (field meadow-foxtail)[1]
Arrhenatherum elatius (tall oatgrass)[2]
Avena sativa (oats)[2]
Dactylis glomerata (orchardgrass)[1]
Elymus repens (quackgrass)[2]
Festuca rubra (red fescue)[1]
Holcus lanatus (common velvetgrass)[1]
Phleum pratense (common timothy)[1]
Secale cereale (common rye)[2]
Triticum aestivum (common wheat)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anas acuta (Northern Pintail)2
Apamea anceps (Large Nutmeg)4
Apamea monoglypha (Dark Arches)2
Apamea sordens3
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)2
Camarota curvipennis4
Capsus ater5
Cercopis vulnerata (Black & Red Froghopper)3
Cerodontha denticornis6
Cerodontha flavocingulata5
Cerodontha incisa4
Cerodontha pygmaea3
Chlorops pumilionis (Gout fly)3
Claviceps purpurea (Ergot)2
Coleophora lixella2
Conioscinella frontella2
Contarinia geniculati3
Delia coarctata4
Delia florilega (bean seed maggot)3
Delia platura (seedcorn maggot)3
Deltocephalus pulicaris2
Elachista argentella4
Elymana sulphurella2
Erebia aethiops (Scotch Argus)2
Eremobia ochroleuca (Dusky Sallow)3
Euthrix potatoria (Drinker Moth)2
Frankliniella tenuicornis2
Geomyza tripunctata2
Helcystogramma rufescens2
Hipparchia semele (Grayling)2
Hydraecia micacea (potato stem worm)2
Leptopterna ferrugata2
Lepus granatensis (Granada Hare)3
Liriomyza flaveola3
Luperina testacea (Flounced Rustic)3
Macrosteles laevis2
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)3
Marmota flaviventris (yellow-bellied marmot)2
Mayetiola destructor (hessian fly)5
Melanargia galathea (Marbled White)5
Meromyza saltatrix (Wheat Stem Maggot Fly)5
Mesapamea secalis (Common Rustic)4
Mesoligia literosa4
Muellerianella fairmairei4
Noctua orbona (Lunar Yellow Underwing)2
Oligia strigilis (Marbled Minor)2
Omphaloscelis lunosa (Lunar Underwing Moth)2
Opomyza florum (Wheat fly)3
Opomyza germinationis6
Oria musculosa3
Oscinella frit (fruit fly)7
Oscinella nitidissima3
Oscinella pusilla2
Pararge aegeria (Speckled Wood Butterfly)3
Phorbia fumigata3
Psammotettix confinis2
Pseudonapomyza atra3
Pyronia tithonus (Gatekeeper)2
Stenotus binotatus (Two-spotted Grass Bug)3
Thymelicus lineola (European skipper)6
Thymelicus sylvestris (Small Skipper)4
Trigonotylus ruficornis2
Urocitellus columbianus (Columbian ground squirrel)2
Zyginidia scutellaris3

Distribution

Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); North America;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Ecology of Commanster 2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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