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Species Pilophorus clavicornis

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 clavicornis (Pilophorus clavicornis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Poppius, 1914
Synonym: P. merinoi Knight, 1968
2.36-3.05 mm (apex tylus-cuneal fracture) (1)
Pilophorus exiguus species group including 9 species (2 eastern, 6 western, and 1 central) is recognized by the hemelytra posteriad of the posterior band of setae smooth, polished and weakly shining laterad of radial vein and with a matte texture mesad of the radial vein, the vesica in the male with a slender lanceolate spine, and the habit of breeding on species of Pinus. (1)

Distinguished from other species in the exiguus group with its moderate size, at least weakly clavate second antennal segment, campaniform pronotum, and the posterior band of scalelike setae on the hemelytra not offset at the radial vein. (1)
Central and southern NV and central AZ
Host: Pinus monophylla
Internet References
Pinned adult 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.