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Which Bug ? - Castolus ferox - male

Which Bug ? - Castolus ferox - Male
Skull Valley, (WSW of Prescott 10 miles), Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
June 23, 2007
Size: ca 1/2"

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Which Bug ? - Castolus ferox - male Which Bug ? - Castolus ferox - male

Moved from Assassin Bugs to new guide page for species.

This isn't an ID but merely a suggestion. Could it be Castolus ferox?

Castolus ferox (Banks)
None of the genera from Slater and Baranowski (1) seem to fit. As a result, I've consulted some references and I am now 99% sure that these images provide a new genus and species for BG.

The image agrees closely with the 1910 description by Banks, the information set forth in Maldonado 1976, and the two specimens in UMMZ. Furthermore, it cannot be C. subinermis (Stal) since the posterior humeral angles bear a blunt tubercle instead of a long spine.

Assassin bug
Family Reduviidae. Eric may know which one.

Thanks BBarnd
Wish the best for your studies.

Yes and...I have no idea:-)
I'm flattered Brad thinks I would know this one, but I don't recognize it. Eventually I'll get back over to the U of A collection and see if I can get you an answer:-)

U of A
Thanks's been a few years since i've been there.

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