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Genus Malezonotus

Dirt-colored Seed Bug (Prytanes oblonga(?)) - Malezonotus rufipes (Plant Bug?) Nymphs - Malezonotus (Plant Bug?) Nymphs - Malezonotus Prytanes? - Malezonotus rufipes Nevada bug - Malezonotus sodalicius small bug - Malezonotus rufipes small bug - Malezonotus rufipes Rhyparochromid - Malezonotus rufipes
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Rhyparochromidae (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Rhyparochrominae
Tribe Gonianotini
Genus Malezonotus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Malezonotus Barber 1918
8 spp. in our area(2)
M. rufipes is the type species of the genus (type locality: Texas) know across the Southern States from Arizona to Virginia and Missouri. M. sodalicius also has a wide range over the NW USA; other species have relatively restricted distributions. See Ashlock's excellent revision of the genus. (Merrill Sweet, pers. comm.)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Malezonotus (Hemiptera-Heteroptera: Lygaeidae)
Ashlock P.D. 1958. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 51: 199-208.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.