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Species Phytocoris conspurcatus

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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 conspurcatus (Phytocoris conspurcatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Knight, 1920
5.6-6.8 mm (1)
1) Wing membrane confusedly sprinkled with discolored or dark spots, or with numerous, minute, pale spots;
2) A1 slender;
3) A2 with pale band at base and at middle;
4) A3 with pale band at base and at middle;

5) Dorsum bearing both black and white scalelike hairs, which are turned on edge; and

5) Ventral half of propleura pallid, but no distinct white line present above middle of coxal cleft. (2)
Northeastern and midwestern US, and southern Canada (1)
Alnus rubra, Pinus ponderosa, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Pyrus sp., Salix spp., and Tilia platyphylla (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.