Type species

Pityphthorus coniperda Schwarz

Adapted from Wood 1982, p. 982-991


Conophthorus is distinguished from Pityophthorus Eichhoff by their usually larger size and by the anterior asperities which spread to the base in the lateral areas.


Species in this genus range from 2.2 to 4.1 mm in length and are approximately 2.3 to 2.4 times as long as wide. Their color ranges from brown to black. The pronotum is longer than wide. The scutellum is small. The declivity is sulcate (concave) to bisulcate. The vestiture consists of hair-like setae. The metepisternum is only visible anteriorly. The anterior margin of the compound eye is emarginate. The scape is longer than the 5-segmented funicle. The club is oval, with two to three procurved sutures, the first can be straight. The procoxae are contiguous.


Canada to Mexico

World fauna

Number of species: 13, Native species: 8, Introduced species: 0