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Species Pilophorus confusus

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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 confusus (Pilophorus confusus)
Explanation of Names
Pilophorus confusus (Kirschbaum 1856)
Range
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic, adventive in NA (NS-QC)(1)
Habitat
on Populus, Salix (Salicaceae)(2)
Food
predator(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NS 1976(1)
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