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true bug - Pilophorus strobicola

true bug - Pilophorus strobicola
Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
July 1, 2007
Size: ~3.5mm

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Moved from Pilophorus.

It looks like Pilophorus strobicola...
The shapes of white band, pronotum, and antennae, the color of the antennae, and the distribution almost match with the description and figures of P. strobicola in Schuh.

Photos are here.

These are among my favorite mirids, in part because I 'discovered' them as a kid, on an ornamental pine, amongst the aphids and soldier beetles....Lovely shots of an exquisite insect.

Thanks Eric
I found this one on a pine too!

Thanks Boris
At first I thought I had an ant or a small wasp, because of the size and the way it moved around. Then When I got a good look, I knew it was a bug.

Pilophorus sp. (Miridae)
distinctive as a genus, difficult on species level . . .

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