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Wasp? - Pilophorus juniperi

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

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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 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% ...

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.

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