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Genus Lophoscutus

Ambush Bug - Lophoscutus Different spp, different color morphs, or simply one teneral?  - Lophoscutus Tiny Mantid like bug. - Lophoscutus prehensilis Tiny Mantid like bug. - Lophoscutus prehensilis reduviid - Lophoscutus Lophoscutus prehensilis? - Lophoscutus - male Lophoscutus prehensilis? - Lophoscutus - male Lophoscutus prehensilis? - Lophoscutus - male
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 Cimicomorpha
Family Reduviidae (Assassin Bugs)
Subfamily Phymatinae (Ambush Bugs)
Tribe Macrocephalini
Genus Lophoscutus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lophoscutus Kormilev, 1951
Numbers
2 spp. in the US, L. prehensilis and L. uhleri (see remarks below)
Identification
The pale scutellar spot is narrow and minute or absent in Lophoscutus (large and distinct in Macrocephalus).
Range
L. prehensilis - se US to AZ (1)(BG data)
L. uhleri - AZ
Remarks
Macrocephalus arizonicus was synonymized with M. uhleri. Then uhleri was pulled to Lophoscutus and M. arizonicus was re-instated but stayed in Macrocephalus.
drswanny, 1 November, 2009
See Also
Internet References
Proceedings of Entomol. Soc. of Washington. Notes on north and central American Lophoscutus spp. (Hemiptera: Phymatidae, Macrocephalinae)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.