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Species Pilophorus strobicola

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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 strobicola (Pilophorus strobicola)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Knight, 1926
Size
3.27-3.63 (apex tylus-cuneal fracture) (1)
Identification
Pilophorus amoenus species group including amoenus, piceicola, and strobicola is recognized by the hemelytra with a uniform texture posteriad of the posterior band of scalelike setae, the A3 completely white, the flat vesica with a simple mesial spinelike process, and the habit of breeding on species of Pinus. (1)

Distinguished from piceicola by the less strongly incrassate A2 and larger size, and from amoenus by the noncampaniform pronotum and the rather shaggy appearance of the hemelytral vestiture. (1)
Range
Eastern North America: west to IA and MN, north to MN, QC, and NB, and south to NC. (1)
Food
Picea abies, Pinus strobus, P. sylvestris, P. banksiana, jack pine, Larix decidua (1)
Internet References
1. Discover Life provides pinned images.
2. Insects of Cedar Creek provides a pinned image.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the New World Pilophorini (Heteroptera, Miridae, Phylinae)
Randall T. Schuh & Michael D. Schwartz. 1988. American Museum of Natural History.