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Species Pilophorus piceicola

Pilophorus piceicola Pilophorus piceicola bug - Pilophorus piceicola bug - Pilophorus piceicola Pilophorus - Pilophorus piceicola - female Pilophorus - Pilophorus piceicola
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 piceicola (Pilophorus piceicola)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Knight, 1926
Size
2.97-3.27 mm (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 amoenus and strobicola by the more strongly increassate A2, the entirely white A4, the smaller size and more compact body form, and the shorter mesial spine of the vesica. (1)
Range
Eastern North America: west to MB, north to MB, QC, and ME, and south to TN (1)
Food
Picea spp., Pinus sylvestris, Pseudotsuga menziesii (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.