heteroptera

Summary

Summary: A suborder of HEMIPTERA, called true bugs, characterized by the possession of two pairs of wings. It includes the medically important families CIMICIDAE and REDUVIIDAE. (From Dorland, 28th ed)

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  1. Hosokawa T, Kikuchi Y, Nikoh N, Fukatsu T. Polyphyly of gut symbionts in stinkbugs of the family Cydnidae. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012;78:4758-61 pubmed publisher
    ..All of the symbionts were species specific, and constituted at least four distinct lineages in the Gammaproteobacteria, indicating multiple evolutionary origins of the gut symbionts among the burrower bugs...
  2. Mascarin G, Duarte V, Brandão M, Delalibera I. Natural occurrence of Zoophthora radicans (Entomophthorales: Entomophthoraceae) on Thaumastocoris peregrinus (Heteroptera: Thaumastocoridae), an invasive pest recently found in Brazil. J Invertebr Pathol. 2012;110:401-4 pubmed publisher
    ..This pathogen seems to be virulent against T. peregrinus and may play an important role in population regulations of this invasive pest through naturally induced epizootics...
  3. Noge K, Prudic K, Becerra J. Defensive roles of (E)-2-alkenals and related compounds in heteroptera. J Chem Ecol. 2012;38:1050-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The nymphal dorsal abdominal gland secretions of Riptortus pedestris (Heteroptera: Alydidae) and Thasus acutangulus (Heteroptera: Coreidae), and the metathoracic scent gland secretion of ..
  4. Tillman P. Composition and abundance of stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in corn. Environ Entomol. 2010;39:1765-74 pubmed publisher
    The species composition and abundance of stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in corn, Zea mays L., was determined in this on-farm study in Georgia...
  5. Lo Giudice D, Riedel M, Rostás M, Peri E, Colazza S. Host sex discrimination by an egg parasitoid on Brassica leaves. J Chem Ecol. 2011;37:622-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Alkanes were dominated by n-nonacosane (nC29) and n-hentriacontane (nC31), while male-specific n-nonadecane (nC19) was absent. The ecological significance of these results for parasitoid host location behavior is discussed...
  6. Park D, Foottit R, Maw E, Hebert P. Barcoding bugs: DNA-based identification of the true bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera). PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e18749 pubmed publisher
    ..In order to assess the effectiveness of barcodes in the discrimination of Heteroptera, we examined 344 species belonging to 178 genera, drawn from specimens in the Canadian National Collection of ..
  7. Birkan M, Schaeper N, Chipman A. Early patterning and blastodermal fate map of the head in the milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus. Evol Dev. 2011;13:436-47 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, our data provide a blastodermal fate map for different head regions in later developmental stages and supply us with a "roadmap" for future studies on head development in this species...
  8. Ni X, Da K, Buntin G, Cottrell T, Tillman P, Olson D, et al. Impact of brown stink bug (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) feeding on corn grain yield components and quality. J Econ Entomol. 2010;103:2072-9 pubmed
    Brown stink bug, Euschistus servus (Say) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), damage on developing corn, Zea mays L., ears was examined in 2005 and 2006 by using eight parameters related to its yield and kernel quality...
  9. Coast G, Nachman R, Lopez J. The control of Malpighian tubule secretion in a predacious hemipteran insect, the spined soldier bug Podisus maculiventris (Heteroptera, Pentatomidae). Peptides. 2011;32:493-9 pubmed publisher
    ..On the other hand, the antidiuretic activity of members of the CAP(2b) family in all three bugs is consistent with this being a heteropteran feature rather than a specialism for hematophagy...

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  1. Ben David J, Chipman A. Mutual regulatory interactions of the trunk gap genes during blastoderm patterning in the hemipteran Oncopeltus fasciatus. Dev Biol. 2010;346:140-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This suggests that the well-studied interaction pattern in Drosophila is evolutionarily derived, and has evolved from a less strongly interacting network...
  2. Brown P, Herbert P, Woodruff R. Vitellogenesis in Oncopeltus fasciatus: PLC/IP(3), DAG/PK-C pathway triggered by CaM. J Insect Physiol. 2010;56:1300-5 pubmed publisher
    ..2) Stimulated phospholipase-C converts PIP(2) into IP(3) and DAG. (3) IP(3) causes increase in cytosolic Ca(2+). (4) DAG and Ca(2+) each stimulate phosphokinase-C, resulting in endocytosis of Vgs...
  3. Depieri R, Panizzi A. Duration of feeding and superficial and in-depth damage to soybean seed by selected species of stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Neotrop Entomol. 2011;40:197-203 pubmed
    ..guildinii fed on seeds, suggesting that the deleterious action of salivary enzymes was greater for this bug compared to the others...
  4. Weirauch C, Schuh R. Systematics and evolution of Heteroptera: 25 years of progress. Annu Rev Entomol. 2011;56:487-510 pubmed publisher
    b>Heteroptera, or true bugs, are part of the most successful radiation of nonholometabolous insects...
  5. Boucias D, Garcia Maruniak A, Cherry R, Lu H, Maruniak J, Lietze V. Detection and characterization of bacterial symbionts in the Heteropteran, Blissus insularis. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2012;82:629-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, these treatments resulted in retarded development and high mortality of B. insularis, indicating a beneficial impact of Burkholderia on its host...
  6. Portillo N, Alomar O, Wäckers F. Nectarivory by the plant-tissue feeding predator Macrolophus pygmaeus Rambur (Heteroptera: Miridae): nutritional redundancy or nutritional benefit?. J Insect Physiol. 2012;58:397-401 pubmed publisher
    ..Also, a greater proportion of mirid females laid eggs when extrafloral nectar was available as compared to those confined on nectariless plants without supplemental food...
  7. Lu Y, Wu K, Jiang Y, Xia B, Li P, Feng H, et al. Mirid bug outbreaks in multiple crops correlated with wide-scale adoption of Bt cotton in China. Science. 2010;328:1151-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Field trials conducted over 10 years in northern China show that mirid bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae) have progressively increased population sizes and acquired pest status in cotton and multiple other ..
  8. Perz Edwards R, Irving T, Baumann B, Gore D, Hutchinson D, Krzic U, et al. X-ray diffraction evidence for myosin-troponin connections and tropomyosin movement during stretch activation of insect flight muscle. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108:120-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Similar linkages may operate in other muscle systems, such as mammalian cardiac muscle, where stretch activation is thought to aid in cardiac ejection...
  9. Li H, Liu H, Cao L, Shi A, Yang H, Cai W. The complete mitochondrial genome of the damsel bug Alloeorhynchus bakeri (Hemiptera: Nabidae). Int J Biol Sci. 2012;8:93-107 pubmed
    ..Finally, PCGs sequences were used to perform a phylogenetic study. Both maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference analyses highly support Nabidae as the sister group to Anthocoridae and Miridae...
  10. Csabai Z, Kálmán Z, Szivák I, Boda P. Diel flight behaviour and dispersal patterns of aquatic Coleoptera and Heteroptera species with special emphasis on the importance of seasons. Naturwissenschaften. 2012;99:751-65 pubmed publisher
    ..We stated that the seasonal change of air temperature has a crucial role in that a pattern could be manifested in a given season or not and brings a need to change the diel dispersal pattern among seasons...
  11. Spurgeon D, Cooper W. Among-sampler variation in sweep net samples of adult Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) in cotton. J Econ Entomol. 2011;104:685-92 pubmed
    ..These results demonstrate that the sweep net technique can be sufficiently standardized to allow direct comparison of population estimates obtained by different samplers...
  12. Lu Y, Jiao Z, Wu K. Early season host plants of Apolygus lucorum (Heteroptera: Miridae) in northern China. J Econ Entomol. 2012;105:1603-11 pubmed
    Apolygus lucorum (Meyer-Dür) (Heteroptera: Miridae) has become a severe pest of cotton and many other crops in northern China as a result of the widespread adoption of Bacillus thuringiensis (Berliner) cotton, with a corresponding ..
  13. Williams L, Blackmer J, Rodriguez Saona C, Zhu S. Plant volatiles influence electrophysiological and behavioral responses of Lygus hesperus. J Chem Ecol. 2010;36:467-78 pubmed publisher
    ..This study emphasizes the use of multiple approaches to better understand host plant finding in the generalist herbivore L. hesperus...
  14. Reeves R, Greene J, Reay Jones F, Toews M, Gerard P. Effects of adjacent habitat on populations of stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in cotton as part of a variable agricultural landscape in South Carolina. Environ Entomol. 2010;39:1420-7 pubmed publisher
  15. de Groot M, Cokl A, Virant Doberlet M. Effects of heterospecific and conspecific vibrational signal overlap and signal-to-noise ratio on male responsiveness in Nezara viridula (L.). J Exp Biol. 2010;213:3213-22 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study we investigated the ability of males of the southern green stink bug Nezara viridula (L.) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) to recognize conspecific female song in the presence of biotic noise originating from ..
  16. Brent C. Stage-specific effects of population density on the development and fertility of the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus. J Insect Sci. 2010;10:49 pubmed publisher
    The western tarnished plant bug Lygus hesperus Knight (Heteroptera: Miridae), a major pest of cotton and other key economic crops, was tested for its sensitivity to population density during nymph and adult stages...
  17. Gouli V, Gouli S, Skinner M, Hamilton G, Kim J, Parker B. Virulence of select entomopathogenic fungi to the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Pest Manag Sci. 2012;68:155-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Metarhizium anispoliae isolates produced lower mortalities than the B. bassiana isolates. Data presented showed the potential for management of BMSB with entomopathogenic fungi...
  18. Nikoh N, Hosokawa T, Oshima K, Hattori M, Fukatsu T. Reductive evolution of bacterial genome in insect gut environment. Genome Biol Evol. 2011;3:702-14 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data highlight strikingly similar evolutionary patterns that are shared between the extracellular and endocellular insect symbiont genomes...
  19. Futahashi R, Tanaka K, Tanahashi M, Nikoh N, Kikuchi Y, Lee B, et al. Gene expression in gut symbiotic organ of stinkbug affected by extracellular bacterial symbiont. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e64557 pubmed publisher
  20. Naranjo C, Muñoz Riviaux S, Moreira F, Correa Court R. Taxonomy and distribution of aquatic and semiaquatic Heteroptera (Insecta) from Cuba. Rev Biol Trop. 2010;58:897-907 pubmed
    b>Heteroptera is a worldwide distributed group of insects inhabiting both terrestrial and aquatic habitats and has an important ecological role...
  21. Kikuchi Y, Hosokawa T, Fukatsu T. Specific developmental window for establishment of an insect-microbe gut symbiosis. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011;77:4075-81 pubmed publisher
    ..Potential mechanisms involved in infection competence and possible reasons why the infection preferentially occurs in the 2nd instar are discussed...
  22. Kikuchi Y, Hosokawa T, Fukatsu T. An ancient but promiscuous host-symbiont association between Burkholderia gut symbionts and their heteropteran hosts. ISME J. 2011;5:446-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Possible mechanisms as to how the environmentally transmitted promiscuous symbiotic association has been stably maintained in the evolutionary course are discussed...
  23. Li T, Gao C, Cui Y, Xie Q, Bu W. The complete mitochondrial genome of the stalk-eyed bug Chauliops fallax Scott, and the monophyly of Malcidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e55381 pubmed publisher
    Chauliops fallax Scott, 1874 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Malcidae: Chauliopinae) is one of the most destructive insect pests of soybean and rice fields in Asia. Here we sequenced the complete mitochondrial genome of this pest...
  24. Küchler S, Dettner K, Kehl S. Molecular characterization and localization of the obligate endosymbiotic bacterium in the birch catkin bug Kleidocerys resedae (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae, Ischnorhynchinae). FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2010;73:408-18 pubmed publisher
    ..lumina of midgut sacs or tubular outgrowths, the obligate endosymbiont of birch catkin bug Kleidocerys resedae (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) resides in a red-coloured, raspberry-shaped mycetome, localized abdominally, close to the midgut ..
  25. Ju R, Wang F, Li B. Effects of temperature on the development and population growth of the sycamore lace bug, Corythucha ciliata. J Insect Sci. 2011;11:16 pubmed publisher
    ..7 eggs per female) at 19° C. The population trend index (I) of C. ciliata was the highest (130.1) at 30° C and the lowest (24.9) at 19° C. Therefore, the optimal developmental temperature for C. ciliata was determined to be 30° C...
  26. Ugine T. Developmental times and age-specific life tables for Lygus lineolaris (Heteroptera: Miridae), reared at multiple constant temperatures. Environ Entomol. 2012;41:1-10 pubmed publisher
    ..1852 at 30°C, and then decreased at 32°C. Generation and doubling times of the population were shortest at 30°C, 21.0 and 3.7 d, respectively...
  27. Bonte M, De Clercq P. Impact of artificial rearing systems on the developmental and reproductive fitness of the predatory bug, Orius laevigatus. J Insect Sci. 2010;10:104 pubmed publisher
    ..The omission of plant materials from the rearing procedures may reduce production cost of this species and other heteropteran predators...
  28. Li M, Tian Y, Zhao Y, Bu W. Higher level phylogeny and the first divergence time estimation of Heteroptera (Insecta: Hemiptera) based on multiple genes. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e32152 pubmed publisher
    b>Heteroptera, or true bugs, are the largest, morphologically diverse and economically important group of insects with incomplete metamorphosis...
  29. Kuechler S, Renz P, Dettner K, Kehl S. Diversity of symbiotic organs and bacterial endosymbionts of lygaeoid bugs of the families blissidae and lygaeidae (hemiptera: heteroptera: lygaeoidea). Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012;78:2648-59 pubmed publisher
    ..the localization and identity of intracellular symbionts among the superfamily Lygaeoidea (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha)...
  30. Jung S, Kim H, Yamada K, Lee S. Molecular phylogeny and evolutionary habitat transition of the flower bugs (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010;57:1173-83 pubmed publisher
  31. Futahashi R, Tanaka K, Matsuura Y, Tanahashi M, Kikuchi Y, Fukatsu T. Laccase2 is required for cuticular pigmentation in stinkbugs. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2011;41:191-6 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that laccase2 gene is generally required for cuticular pigmentation in different stinkbug families, highlighting its conserved biological function across diverse insect taxa...
  32. Zhang Z, Luo J, Lu C, Zhao B, Meng J, Chen L, et al. Evidence of female-produced sex pheromone of Adelphocoris suturalis (Hemiptera: Miridae): effect of age and time of day. J Econ Entomol. 2011;104:1189-94 pubmed
    ..These results improve our understanding of the sexual communication behavior of A. suturalis and provide evidence of female-produced sex pheromone in this species...
  33. Oku K, Yasuda T. Effects of age and mating on female sex attractant pheromone levels in the sorghum plant bug, Stenotus rubrovittatus (Matsumura). J Chem Ecol. 2010;36:548-52 pubmed publisher
    Previous work has shown that male sorghum plant bugs, Stenotus rubrovittatus (Matsumura) (Heteroptera: Miridae), are more attracted to young virgin females than to old virgin females and are not attracted to mated females...
  34. Swiatoniowska M, Ogorzalek A, Golas A, Michalik A, Szklarzewicz T. Ultrastructure, distribution, and transovarial transmission of symbiotic microorganisms in Nysius ericae and Nithecus jacobaeae (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae: Orsillinae). Protoplasma. 2013;250:325-32 pubmed publisher
    ..and the mode of inheritance of symbionts in two species, Nysius ericae and Nithecus jacobaeae belonging to Heteroptera: Lygaeidae, are described...
  35. Suzuki T, Kitano T, Tojo K. Contrasting genetic structure of closely related giant water bugs: phylogeography of Appasus japonicus and Appasus major (Insecta: Heteroptera, Belostomatidae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2014;72:7-16 pubmed publisher
    ..These differences in genetic structures are considered to be due to their evolutionary history...
  36. Guareschi S, Coccia C, Sánchez Fernández D, Carbonell J, Velasco J, Boyero L, et al. How far could the alien boatman Trichocorixa verticalis verticalis spread? Worldwide estimation of its current and future potential distribution. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e59757 pubmed publisher
    ..We also identified zones with a high level of suitability that overlap with areas recognized as global hotspots of biodiversity. Finally, we present hypotheses about possible means of spread, focusing on different geographical scales. ..
  37. Kim J, Lee H, Kikuchi Y, Kitagawa W, Nikoh N, Fukatsu T, et al. Bacterial cell wall synthesis gene uppP is required for Burkholderia colonization of the Stinkbug Gut. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013;79:4879-86 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that peptidoglycan cell wall integrity is a stress resistance factor relevant to the successful colonization of the stinkbug midgut by Burkholderia symbiont. ..
  38. Tillman P. Influence of corn on stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in subsequent crops. Environ Entomol. 2011;40:1159-76 pubmed publisher
    ..or both. The objective of this 3-yr on-farm study was to examine the influence of corn on stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), Nezara viridula (L.), and Euschistus servus (Say), in subsequent crops in these farmscapes...
  39. Hosokawa T, Kikuchi Y, Nikoh N, Meng X, Hironaka M, Fukatsu T. Phylogenetic position and peculiar genetic traits of a midgut bacterial symbiont of the stinkbug Parastrachia japonensis. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010;76:4130-5 pubmed publisher
    ..The possibility that the symbiont is involved in uric acid recycling is discussed. The designation "Candidatus Benitsuchiphilus tojoi" is proposed for the symbiont...
  40. Jung S, Duwal R, Lee S. COI barcoding of true bugs (Insecta, Heteroptera). Mol Ecol Resour. 2011;11:266-70 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, our results suggest that COI barcodes can reveal new cryptic true bug species and are able to contribute for the exact identification of the true bugs...
  41. Kuechler S, Dettner K, Kehl S. Characterization of an obligate intracellular bacterium in the midgut epithelium of the bulrush bug Chilacis typhae (Heteroptera, Lygaeidae, Artheneinae). Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011;77:2869-76 pubmed publisher
    Many members of the suborder Heteroptera have symbiotic bacteria, which are usually found extracellularly in specific sacs or tubular outgrowths of the midgut or intracellularly in mycetomes...
  42. Kikuchi Y, Hayatsu M, Hosokawa T, Nagayama A, Tago K, Fukatsu T. Symbiont-mediated insecticide resistance. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:8618-22 pubmed publisher
  43. de Almeida Dias F, Souza Dos Santos A, Santos Lery L, Alves E Silva T, Oliveira M, Bisch P, et al. Evidence that a laminin-like insect protein mediates early events in the interaction of a Phytoparasite with its vector's salivary gland. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e48170 pubmed publisher
    ..The results presented in this investigation are important findings that will support further studies that aim at developing new approaches to prevent the transmission of Phytomonas species from insects to plants and vice-versa...
  44. Kim J, Won Y, Nikoh N, Nakayama H, Han S, Kikuchi Y, et al. Polyester synthesis genes associated with stress resistance are involved in an insect-bacterium symbiosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:E2381-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In vitro culturing analyses confirmed vulnerability of the PHA gene mutants to environmental stresses, suggesting that PHA may play a role in resisting stress under symbiotic conditions. ..
  45. Kaiwa N, Hosokawa T, Kikuchi Y, Nikoh N, Meng X, Kimura N, et al. Primary gut symbiont and secondary, Sodalis-allied symbiont of the Scutellerid stinkbug Cantao ocellatus. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010;76:3486-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Biological aspects of the primary gut symbiont and the secondary Sodalis-allied symbiont are discussed...
  46. Gu S, Wang S, Zhang X, Wu K, Guo Y, Zhou J, et al. Identification and tissue distribution of odorant binding protein genes in the lucerne plant bug Adelphocoris lineolatus (Goeze). Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2011;41:254-63 pubmed publisher
    ..The possible physiological functions of these OBPs are discussed...
  47. Kikuchi Y, Yumoto I. Efficient colonization of the bean bug Riptortus pedestris by an environmentally transmitted Burkholderia symbiont. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013;79:2088-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we investigated the infective dose of the symbiont by experimental administration. The 50% infective dose was remarkably low, only 80 cells, indicating efficient colonization of the symbiont...
  48. Ewen Campen B, Shaner N, Panfilio K, Suzuki Y, Roth S, Extavour C. The maternal and early embryonic transcriptome of the milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus. BMC Genomics. 2011;12:61 pubmed publisher
    ..Within insects, although large volumes of sequence data are available for holometabolous insects, developmental studies of basally branching hemimetabolous insects typically suffer from low rates of gene discovery...
  49. Gu S, Wang W, Wang G, Zhang X, Guo Y, Zhang Z, et al. Functional characterization and immunolocalization of odorant binding protein 1 in the lucerne plant bug, Adelphocoris lineolatus (GOEZE). Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2011;77:81-99 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results demonstrate that AlinOBP1 may function as a carrier in the chemoperception of the lucerne plant bug...
  50. Carriere Y, Goodell P, Ellers Kirk C, Larocque G, Dutilleul P, Naranjo S, et al. Effects of local and landscape factors on population dynamics of a cotton pest. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e39862 pubmed publisher
  51. Ju R, Xiao Y, Li B. Rapid cold hardening increases cold and chilling tolerances more than acclimation in the adults of the sycamore lace bug, Corythucha ciliata (Say) (Hemiptera: Tingidae). J Insect Physiol. 2011;57:1577-82 pubmed publisher
    ..The results suggest that RCH may help C. ciliata survive the acute low temperatures that often occur in early winter and early spring in northern and eastern China...
  52. Cassis G, Schuh R. Systematics, biodiversity, biogeography, and host associations of the Miridae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha). Annu Rev Entomol. 2012;57:377-404 pubmed publisher
    ..Host plant associations are evaluated graphically, showing high specificity for many taxa and a preference among phytophagous taxa for the Asteridae and Rosidae...
  53. Maslov D, Westenberger S, Xu X, Campbell D, Sturm N. Discovery and barcoding by analysis of spliced leader RNA gene sequences of new isolates of Trypanosomatidae from Heteroptera in Costa Rica and Ecuador. J Eukaryot Microbiol. 2007;54:57-65 pubmed
    Trypanosomatid diversity in Heteroptera was sampled using a culture-independent approach based on amplification and sequencing of Spliced Leader RNA gene repeats from environmental samples...
  54. Tillman P, Northfield T, Mizell R, Riddle T. Spatiotemporal patterns and dispersal of stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in peanut-cotton farmscapes. Environ Entomol. 2009;38:1038-52 pubmed