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Species Pilophorus furvus

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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 furvus (Pilophorus furvus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Knight, 1923
Synonym: P. depiectus Knight, 1923
2.35-2.89 mm (apex tylus-cuneal facture) (1)
Pilophorus furvus species group including furvus, heidemanni and nasicus is recognized by the short, squat body form, the short second antennal segment, the discontinuous posterior band of scalelike setae on the hemelytra, the absence of patches of scalelike setae on the abdominal venter, the flat vesica without a mesial spinelike process, and the habit of living on species of Pinus. (1)

Scutellum of P. furvus strongly elevated as in heidemanni; posterior band of hemelytral setae transverse and more or less continuous, located at position of change in surface texture of corium, in contrast to heidemanni and nasicus with a discontinuous band of disjunct patches of setae located anterior to the change in hemelytral surface texture, and antennal segment 2 long. (1)
Eastern US: southern AL north to central PA. (1)
Pinus virginiana, Quercus ilicifolia (1)
Internet References
Pinned images provided by Discover Life.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the New World Pilophorini (Heteroptera, Miridae, Phylinae)
Randall T. Schuh & Michael D. Schwartz. 1988. American Museum of Natural History.