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Species Pilophorus juniperi

Wasp? - Pilophorus juniperi Pilophorus juniperi Pilophorus juniperi Pilophorus ?juniperi Knight - Pilophorus juniperi Miridae, dorsal - Pilophorus juniperi Miridae, lateral - Pilophorus juniperi Cool Critter - Pilophorus juniperi mirid - Pilophorus juniperi
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 juniperi (Pilophorus juniperi)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Knight, 1923
Size
2.28-2.77 mm (apex tylus-cuneal fracture) (1)
Identification
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 laetus by the uninterrupted posterior band of setae on the hemelytra and A2 not more than 1.14 mm long. (1)
Range
Eastern US: west to eastern KS and SD, north to MN and MA, and south to NC, TN, MO. (1)
Habitat
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana glauca, Juniperus spp., Thuja orientalis (1)
See Also
Internet References
Discoer Life provides pinned images.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the New World Pilophorini (Heteroptera, Miridae, Phylinae)
Randall T. Schuh & Michael D. Schwartz. 1988. American Museum of Natural History.