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Species Pilophorus perplexus

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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 Phylinae
Tribe Pilophorini
Genus Pilophorus
Species perplexus (Pilophorus perplexus)
Explanation of Names
Pilophorus perplexus Douglas & Scott 1875
Size
4.5 mm(1)
Range
native to, and widespread in w. Palaearctic (to Kazakhstan), adventive in NA: Canada (transcontinental), ne. & nw. US (map)(2)(3)
Habitat
associated with deciduous trees, particularly oak(1)
Season
Adults Jul-Oct in the UK(1)
Food
can be an important predator of aphids on apple(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NY 1914(2)
Internet References
Species pages: anon.(3) | Bantock & Botting (2010) (UK)(1) | Skipper (2011) (Denmark)(4) |
P. perplexus profile (Hagley 1998)(5)