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Species Pilophorus brunneus

Pilophorus brunneus Pilophorus brunneus Pilophorus brunneus
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 brunneus (Pilophorus brunneus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Poppius, 1914
Synonym: P. australis Knight, 1926
Size
2.35-2.94 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[/i]. (1)

Distinguished from other species in the clavatus group with [u]mesially offset posterior band of scalelike setae on the hemelytra, by its size, the recumbent vestiture of the dorsum, and the labium reaching to or near to the apex of the mesocoxae; most easily confused with walshii. (1)
Range
Eastern North America: north to MN and ON, west to MN and IA, and south to MS and LA. (1)
Food
Acer platanoides, Berberis sp., Betula nigra, Carpinus caroliniana, Carya laciniosa, Carya sp., Corylus sp., Malus sp., Pyrus communis, Prunus pissardii, Salix longifolia, S. nigra, cottonwood. (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.