Pilophorus alstoni Schuh

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: 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-FFE3-FFC4-BBC4-FDED8659FA4E

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scientific name

Pilophorus alstoni Schuh
status

 

Pilophorus alstoni Schuh  

( Figs. 2 View FIGURE 2 D –F, 4, 7)

Diagnosis. Recognized by its medium-sized, fuscous, rather broad body (length 2.6 −3.0, width 0.9−1.2), generally shiny dorsum, club-like antennal segment II that is longer than basal width of pronotum, two nearly confluent scalelike setae, moderately constricted hemelytron (HCR = 0.75−0.80), reddish brown medial clavus and anterior corium, and 3 -branched process on endosoma ( Fig. 7 View FIGURE 7 ). Further diagnostic characters and a description were provided by Schuh (1984).

Biology. In Thailand, the adults of this species have been collected by light traps as well as found from the inflorescences of various plants (both herbs and broad-leaved trees). The immature form is yet to be discovered, however.

Specimens examined. THAILAND: Chaiyaphum: 1 ♂, Chulabhom Dam, 16 ˚ 32−33 'N, 101 ˚ 38−39 'E, 760−780 m, 16 Apr 2013, T. Yasunaga ( AMNH _PBI 00380198) ( TYCN). Nakhon Nayok: 1 ♂, Sarika, in front of Wat Tham Sarika (Buddhist temple), teak ( Tectona grandis   L.f.) flower, 14 ° 17 ' 22 "N, 101 ° 16 ' 25 "E, 18 Jun 2009, T. Yasunaga (00380199) ( TYCN); 1 ♂ 1 ♀, Sarika near Sarika Waterfall, 14 ˚ 18 ' 32 ”N, 101 ˚ 15 ' 20 ”E ~ 14 ˚ 18 '09”N, 101 ˚ 15 ' 38 ”E, on flowers of Macaranga   sp. ( Euphorbiaceae   ), 17−18 Jun 2009, T. Yasunaga, K. Yamada (00380200) ( TYCN). Nakhon Ratchasima: 1 ♂ 1 ♀, SERS near dam, 14 ˚ 29 ' 49 ”N, 101 ˚ 54 ' 57 ”E, 500 m alt., on flowers of Mallotus   sp. ( Euphorbiaceae   ), 20 Aug 2008, T. Yasunaga (00380201) ( TYCN); 1 ♂, same locality, on fabaceous flowers, 17 Sep 2008, T. Yasunaga (00380202) ( TYCN); 1 ♂ 1 ♀, same locality, 28 Oct 2008, T. Yasunaga (00380203) ( TYCN); 1 ♂ 1 ♀, SERS, 14 ˚ 30 ' 27 ”N, 101 ˚ 55 ' 39 ”E, 410 m alt., light trap, 25−27 Feb 2009, T. Yasunaga (00380204) ( TYCN); 1 ♂, same locality, light trap, 12−14 Jun 2009, T. Yasunaga, K. Yamada (00380205) ( TYCN); 2 ♀, same locality, light trap, 31 May 2012, T. Yasunaga (00380206) ( TYCN); 1 ♂, same locality, light trap, 23 Sep 2013, T. Yasunaga (00380207) ( TYCN).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Pilophorus