About True Bugs
Project Description
Project Databases
News & Outputs
Public Outreach
Search Discover Life
Version 9, Updated November 2014
Planetary Biodiversity Inventory: Plant Bugs

The Planetary Biodiversity Inventory (PBI) for Plant Bugs provides a resource about the global plant bug subfamilies Orthotylinae and Phylinae (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae) to systematists, insect ecologists, conservation biologists, the general public, and students via the Internet.

In Version 9 of this site, all users have access to a systematic catalog of plant bug taxa with more than 10,000 species, a digital library of ~ 30,000 pages, locality database, and updated Methods and News & Outputs. You can view taxon treatments (species pages) and distribution maps though http://www.discoverlife.org by using the search box on this home page as well as through a dedicated web page, http://research.amnh.org/pbi/heteropteraspeciespage/. Through these portals specimen records are available for approximately 4000 species and more than 250,000 specimens. Fifty six papers have so far been published with at least 15 additional papers in preparation or in press.

The Plant Bug PBI was made possible with the generous support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) from September 1, 2003 to August 31, 2011.


Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

American Museum of Natural History National Science Foundation The University of New South Wales