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-- suspect new sp. close to E. dimidiatus Van Duzee

Rhyparochromidae 01 - Eremocoris Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Eremocoris Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Eremocoris Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Eremocoris Rhyparochromidae 6.19.09 01 - Eremocoris
Classification
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 Drymini
Genus Eremocoris
No Taxon -- suspect new sp. close to E. dimidiatus Van Duzee
Remarks
Two opinions:
"Close to E. dimidiatus Van Duzee, but the pronotum of the photographed bug is much shinier than my specimen of E. dimidiatus collected in Colorado (the type locality state). Nevertheless it keys in Torre-Bueno to E. dimidiatus so it is near, but is very probably a new species." (Merrill Sweet, pers.comm.)
"This Eremocoris with the distal two-thirds of the hemelytra uniform dark brown is either E. obscurus Van Duzee or E. semicinctus Van Duzee (=melanotus Walley). The latter has long outstanding setae on the hind tibiae, whereas in E. obscurus these are lacking." (G.G.E. Scudder, pers.comm.)