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Species Cyphostethus tristriatus - Juniper Shield Bug

Cyphostethus tristriatus (Fabricius) - Cyphostethus tristriatus Cyphostethus tristriatus (Fabricius) - Cyphostethus tristriatus
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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Pentatomoidea
Family Acanthosomatidae (Shield Bugs)
Genus Cyphostethus
Species tristriatus (Juniper Shield Bug)
Explanation of Names
Cyphostethus tristriatus (Fabricius 1787)
Size
9-10.5 mm(1)
Identification
Readily separated from other Nearctic acanthosomatids by the short first antennal segment, which does not reach the apex of the head. (based on Chris Ratzlaff's comment)
Range
Native to Europe, adventive in NA (a population was discovered in Vancouver, BC, in 2016)
Food
Per Chris Ratzlaff: "Feeds mainly on juniper in its native range but the introduced population seems to strongly prefer western redcedar (Thuja plicata)."
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