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  1. Miridae, family Miridae, Capsidae, family Capsidaenoun

    leaf bugs


  1. Miridae

    The Miridae are a large and diverse insect family at one time known by the taxonomic synonym Capsidae. Species in the family may be referred to as capsid bugs or "mirid bugs". Common names include plant bugs, leaf bugs, and grass bugs. It is the largest family of true bugs belonging to the suborder Heteroptera; it includes over 10,000 known species, and new ones are being described constantly. Most widely known mirids are species that are notorious agricultural pests that pierce plant tissues, feed on the sap, and sometimes transmit viral plant diseases. Some species however, are predatory.


  1. miridae

    Miridae is a large family of small, terrestrial insects in the order Hemiptera, often referred to as "plant bugs". They are soft-bodied, oval-shaped insects that exhibit variation in terms of size and color. This family includes both herbivorous and predatory species. Many are considered pests due to their tendency to feed on plant sap, causing potential damage to agricultural crops.


  1. Miridae

    The large and diverse insect family Miridae contains the plant bugs, leaf bugs, and grass bugs, and may also be known as capsid bugs. It is the largest family of true bugs belonging to the suborder Heteroptera, with over 10,000 known species and new ones constantly being described. They are small, terrestrial insects, usually oval-shaped or elongate and measuring less than 12 millimetres in length. Some are brightly coloured, others drab or dark. Some genera are ant mimics at certain stages of life. Most of the more well-known mirids have received attention because they are agricultural pests. They pierce plant tissues and feed on the juices. Some mirid species: ⁕Lygus bugs, including the tarnished and western tarnished plant bugs, are serious pests in the cotton, strawberry, and alfalfa industries. ⁕Stenotus binotatus, a minor pest of cereal crops, especially wheat ⁕Apple dimpling bug damages apple blossoms and small growing fruits. ⁕Mosquito bugs Helopeltis and Afropeltis spp. - that infest various crops including tea, cacao and cotton ⁕Honeylocust plant bug damages foliage on honeylocust trees. ⁕Green mirid damages many types of field crops.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of miridae in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of miridae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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