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Pilophorus cinnamopterus
Family: Miridae

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: July-October
Length 4.5mm

Pilophorus cinnamopterus
Adult: south London (August 2007) ©Joe Botting

Pilophorus cinnamopterus Pilophorus cinnamopterus
Adult: Surrey (August 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: Surrey (August 2009) ©Tristan Bantock