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Inheritance of Red Eye Color in Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Hemiptera: Miridae), an Abnormal Trait

P. H. Slaymaker and N. P. Tugwell
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Vol. 57, No. 2 (Apr., 1984), pp. 343-344
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25084520
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Topics: Genetic inheritance, Phenotypic traits, Entomology, Pigmentation, Adult insects, Eyes
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Abstract

A strain of Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) with abnormal eye pigmentation is described. Individuals of this strain have bright red compound eyes in nymphal and adult stages. Inheritance of the red eye trait indicates that it is recessive and not sex-linked.

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