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Genus Pilophoropsidea

Bug - Pilophoropsidea camela - female Bug - Pilophoropsidea camela - female Bug - Pilophoropsidea camela - female sort of an ant-mimic - Pilophoropsidea camela
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 Orthotylinae
Tribe Ceratocapsini
Genus Pilophoropsidea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pilophoropsidea Henry, 2015
15 species, 4 of which occur north of Mexico. (1)
Henry's characterization of the genus: "Characterized by the relatively long labial segment I that extends beyond the gular sulcus by nearly half its length; the strongly convex pronotum, having nearly straight lateral margins that narrow anteriorly before ending to accentuate a distinct narrow collar; the hemelytra uniformly polished, subparallel to weakly contricted through middle, always having two loose bands of silvery scale-like setae, a narrow one at the base of the corium and clavus and a broader one through the middle of the corium onto the apical third of the clavus, and a single row of long, erect, often bristle-like, simple setae on the clavus; and a distinctive ostiolar area having a swollen, usually dull red area or knob at the apex of the scent channel." (1)
USA south into Mexico. All but one (P. camela) in the southwest USA south into Mexico. (1)