Pilophorus

Yasunaga, Tomohide, Yamada, Kazutaka & Artchawakom, Taksin, 2014, Additional records and descriptions of the ant-mimetic plant bug genus Pilophorus from Thailand (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae: Pilophorini), Zootaxa 3795 (1), pp. 1-15: 3-4

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3795.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0274FCF1-9EEF-4782-A5CA-F92113CAF1C8

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/73608791-FFE2-FFC4-BBC4-F989819EFDCE

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pilophorus
status

 

Key to known Thai species of Pilophorus  

1. Antennal segment I longer than width of head across eyes ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 E)...................................... portentosus  

- Antennal segment I much shorter than width of head across eyes ( Figs. 1 –2 View FIGURE 1 View FIGURE 2 , 3 View FIGURE 3 A –D)................................. 2

2. Pronotum conspicuously modified, either strongly constricted or horned ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 A –D)............................... 3

- Pronotum of a conventional shape, not modified ( Figs. 1–2 View FIGURE 1 View FIGURE 2 ).................................................. 6

3. Pronotum with a pair of horn-like projections ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 A)................................................ barbiger  

- Pronotum without such projections....................................................................... 4

4. Basic coloration ocherous brown, partly amber; pronotum with a long, necklike, cylindrical constriction medially ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 B).............................................................................................. giraffoides  

- Basic coloration castaneous or coffee brown; pronotum evidently constricted but not forming such an elongate neck....... 5

5. Head wider than high in frontal view; hemelytral clavi with a distinct, golden macula (formed by aggregation of golden, reclin- ing setae) just posterior to scutellum ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 C)....................................................... maculatus  

- Head higher than wide in frontal view; claval macula obscured, composed of short, sparse, brownish-golden setae ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 D)................................................................................................ pleiku  

6. Pronotum highly polished, very shiny ( Figs. 1 View FIGURE 1 D –E, 2 A –C).................................................... 7

- Pronotum weakly shining, somewhat mat or shagreened...................................................... 8

7. Body generally dark brown to fuscous; a transverse fascia of scalelike setae across posterior corium scattered; HCR <0.63 ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 D –E)................................................................................... meteorus  

- Body generally ochreous brown; a posterior fascia of scalelike setae across corium continuous; HCR> 0.71 ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 A –C)................................................................................................ saovapruki  

8. Antennal segment I pale, dorsally with two stripes ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 A –B).......................................... swimonae

- Antennal segment I almost concolorous, without any stripe.................................................... 9

9. Corium and clavus always reddish brown mesially ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 D –F)............................................ alstoni  

- Hemelytra without reddish brown portion................................................................. 10

10. Body subparallel-sided, not much antlike; HCR> 0.81; scutellum lacking distinct patch of silvery setae ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 C)................................................................................................... subparallelus  

- Body antlike; HCR <0.72; scutellum with patches of silvery setae ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 F).................................. typicus  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae