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Species Pilophorus laetus

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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 laetus (Pilophorus laetus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Heidemann, 1892
2.61-2.93 mm (apex tylus-cuneal facture) (1)
Pilophorus juniperi species group including juniperi and laetus is recognized by the hemelytra with a uniform polished texture posteriad of the posterior band of scalelike setae, relatively small elongate body, the A2 clavate on the distal third, the flat vesica with a simple mesial spinelike process, and the habit of breeding on species of Coniferae. (1)

Distinguished from juniperi by the interrupted posterior band of setae on the hemelytra and A2 at least 1.25 mm long. (1)
Eastern US: west to MO and MN, north to ON and MN, and south to AL, LA, and FL (1)
Juniperi spp. (1)
See Also
Internet References
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Works Cited
1.Revision of the New World Pilophorini (Heteroptera, Miridae, Phylinae)
Randall T. Schuh & Michael D. Schwartz. 1988. American Museum of Natural History.