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Species Phytocoris antennalis

Phytocoris antennalis Phytocoris antennalis Phytocoris with pale antenna-bands - Phytocoris antennalis Mirid - Phytocoris antennalis Phytocoris? - Phytocoris antennalis Phytocoris - Phytocoris antennalis Phytocoris antennalis Plant Bug - Phytocoris antennalis
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 Mirinae
Tribe Mirini
Genus Phytocoris
Species antennalis (Phytocoris antennalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Reuter, 1909
5-6 mm (1)
1) A2 black at base, with a light-colored band more distad;

2) A1 slender and A1 > width of pronotum at base; and
3) Four small, black, conical projections, two on either side of median line, present near posterior margin of pronotum (2)
Known from QC and MA south to FL and west to IA and OK (3)
Works Cited
1.Heteroptera of Eastern North America
W.S. Blatchley. 1926. The Nature Publishing Company.
2.The Plant Bugs, or Miridae, of Illinois
Knight, Harry, H. 1941. State of illinois.
3.Plant bugs of Quercus ilicifolia: myriads of mirids (Heteroptera) in pitch pine-scrub oak barrens
Wheeler, A. G., Jr. 1991. the New York Entomological Society.