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Species Phytocoris breviusculus

Furry Plant Bug - Phytocoris breviusculus Phytocoris breviusculus Phytocoris breviusculus Phytocoris breviusculus Phytocoris breviusculus Phytocoris with breviusculus-like markings - Phytocoris breviusculus Phytocoris breviusculus - male NJ Phytocoris breviusculus - Phytocoris breviusculus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Mirinae
Tribe Mirini
Genus Phytocoris
Species breviusculus (Phytocoris breviusculus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Reuter, 1876
Size
3.9-4.6 mm (1)
Identification
1) Wing membrane confusedly sprinkled with disordered or dark spots, or with nemuerous, minute, pale spots;
2) A1 slender;
3) A2 dusky yellow to pale brown, white at base;
4) Clavus pallid; and
5) Corium with an oblique, dark brown band on basal half that joins a brown area extending along claval suture. (2)
Range
Eastern US from KS to PA, south to AL, MS and TX (1)
Food
Wide variety of plants, but most common on Juniperus spp. (1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the mirine genus Phytocoris Fallén (Heteroptera, Miridae) for western North America
Stonedahl, Gary M. 1988. American Museum of Natural History.
2.The Plant Bugs, or Miridae, of Illinois
Knight, Harry, H. 1941. State of illinois.