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Species Pilophorus walshii

Pilophorus walshii Pilophorus walshii Pilophorus walshii Plant Bug - Pilophorus walshii - female Plant Bug - Pilophorus walshii - female Plant Bug - Pilophorus walshii - female
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 walshii (Pilophorus walshii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Uhler, 1887
Size
2.50-2.72 mm (apex tylus-cuneal fracture) (1)
Identification
Pilophorus clavatus species group including 17 species (4 eastern, 11 western, and 2 common) is recognized by the hemelytra posterior to the posterior band of scalelike setae being smooth, polished, and weakly shining laterad of the radial vein and with a matte texture mesad of the radial vein as anterior to the posterior setal band, the vesica twisted and with the mesial spinelike process with a sub-basal thumblike process, and the habit of breeding on species of dicotyledonous plants. (1)

Distinguished from other species in the clavatus group with mesially offset posterior band of scalelike setae on the hemelytra by the recumbent vestiture on the dorsum, and the labium just reaching the posterior margin of the mesosternum; most easily confused with brunneus. (1)
Range
Eastern North America: west to eastern KS, north to NY and ON, and south to SC and LA. (1)
Food
Gleditsia triacanthos (1)
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Works Cited
1.Revision of the New World Pilophorini (Heteroptera, Miridae, Phylinae)
Randall T. Schuh & Michael D. Schwartz. 1988. American Museum of Natural History.