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Species Pilophorus amoenus

Pilophorus amoenus Pilophorus amoenus Pilophorus amoenus
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 amoenus (Pilophorus amoenus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Uhler, 1887
Synonym: P. pinicola Knight, 1973
3.35-3.83 mm (apex tylus-cuneal fracture) (1)
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 and strobicola by the more strongly campaniform pronotum, the hemelytra usually orange (although occasionally deep brown), and the less strongly incrassate A2. (1)
Eastern North America: west to MB, north from MB to NB, and south to northern FL (1)
Pinus banksiana, P. clausa, P. rigida, P. strobus, P. sylvestris, P. virginiana, scrub pine, Chamaecyparis sp., Picea abies (1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the New World Pilophorini (Heteroptera, Miridae, Phylinae)
Randall T. Schuh & Michael D. Schwartz. 1988. American Museum of Natural History.