A New Host For Jalysus spinosus (Heteroptera, Berytidae) And New Host Family (Commelinaceae) For Stilt Bugs

@inproceedings{Wheeler1994ANH,
  title={A New Host For Jalysus spinosus (Heteroptera, Berytidae) And New Host Family (Commelinaceae) For Stilt Bugs},
  author={A. G. Wheeler},
  year={1994}
}
Nymphs of the stilt bug Jalysus spinosus were observed on the densely pubescent Tradescantia hirsuticaulis on Glassy Mountain in South Carolina, but they were absent from coexisting colonies of the glabrous T. ohiensis. This host association supports the characterization of metacanthine berytids as specialists on glandular-hairy plants. Tradescantia hirsuticaulis is the first member of the spiderwort family, Commelinaceae, known to serve as a berytid host. Four species of the stilt bug genus… CONTINUE READING

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