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Pilophorus species are rather active and ant-like bugs, which feed on aphids and have silvery bands on the forewings formed by pale hairs.
In both common species the posterior band is continuous across the forewings. However, P. cinnamopterus has rather more orange-brown forewings than P. perplexus and is associated with Scots pine rather than deciduous trees.
This species is found mainly in southern Britain.
|Adult: south London (August 2007) ©Joe Botting
|Adult: Surrey (August 2009) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult: Surrey (August 2009) ©Tristan Bantock