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"Alfalfa Plant-Bug." A Common Name for an Introduced European Bug (Adelphocoris Lineolatus Goeze) Found in Iowa (Hemiptera, Miridae)

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The first specimens of an European plant bug (Adelphocoris Lineolatus) found in the United States were taken at Ames, Iowa, June 18, 1929. It was previously known from North America only from Cape Breton Island. Extensive scouting shows that the bug was breeding over a limited area only with Ames and Des Moines near the center of distribution. It appears to be a clear case of accidental introduction within the past three or four years. In Iowa it has been found breeding only on alfalfa and sweet clover but in such numbers that it suggests the possibility of becoming a pest. The common name "Alfalfa plant-bug" is proposed for this insect.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1930

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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