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Mexico Field Trip 2004 Slide 2 The Institute of Biology served as the home base for our visit to Mexico. Slide 3 PI Schuh sorted and organized the collections in the Institute of Biology over a period of three days. Slide 4 Pictured from left to right Ella Massie-Schuh, Luis Cervantes, PI Schuh and Harry Brailovsky with our field vehicle. Slide 5 Ernesto Barerra of the Institute of Biology served as our guide in the states of Puebla, Vercruz & Tlaxcala. Slide 6 Cervantes, Schuh & Brailovsky survey a typical volcanic landscape in central Mexico. Slide 7 Field work in central Mexico concentrated on the Miridae fauna of Quercus (oaks). One of several species sampled is shown here. Slide 8 Most species of Orthotylinae and Phylinae are restricted to the catkin flowers of Quercus which are ordinarily produced at the same time as new vegetative growth. Slide 9 Mature catkins with newly emerging leaves on a large- leafed oak. Slide 10 PI Schuh samples a narrow-leafed oak species. Slide 11 PI Schuh aspirates specimens from the beating net. Slide 12 Ella & Toby discuss their catch. Slide 13 Luis searches his net for specimens of Miridae from a large-leafed oak. Slide 14 A species of Reuteroscopus, a diverse genus mostly found in Mexico was collected on Barkleyanthus salicifolius a commonly encountered species Asteraceae in central Mexico. Slide 15 Mexico Trip Results: ~1,500 plant bugs collected ~1,500 plant bugs collected 3 or 4 new species were discovered 3 or 4 new species were discovered ~20 host plants documented ~20 host plants documented Photo taken from Xalapa of Pico de Orizaba