Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
News
BugGuide has sustained a serious outage and will have to rebuild all of its cached data. It will be slower than normal for the next while. Thanks for your patience. -John

Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#195350
Wasp? - Pilophorus juniperi

Wasp? - Pilophorus juniperi
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
June 26, 2008
Size: ~5 mm
Quite small. At MV lamp.

Images of this individual: tag all
Wasp? - Pilophorus juniperi Wasp? - Pilophorus juniperi

It's better to consider it as P. juniperi.
Although the white band is interrupted, the degree of interruption is not so distinct unlike this one .

Moved from Pilophorus laetus.

Moved
Moved from Pilophorus.

It looks like Pilophorus laetus...
The description and the figures of Pilophorus in Schuh show that the two species, juniperi and laetus satisfy the condition that the second antennal segment is clavate on the distal third, but laetus is distinguished from juniperi by the interrupted posterior band of white setae on each wing.

However, i am worrying that the estimated size of your bug seems larger than that of the description (length apex tylus-cuneal facture 2.61-2.93 mm).

Photos are here

 
Guide page
created, should I move?

 
Over 90% ...
^^

 
Thanks
we can always move again later if we change our mind

Pilophorus, a true bug
of Miridae family [by far the largest in the order]

 
Thanks for the ID
I couldn't decide what it was.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.