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Species Largus cinctus

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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 Pyrrhocoroidea
Family Largidae (Bordered Plant Bugs)
Genus Largus
Species cinctus (Largus cinctus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euryophthalmus cinctus (H.-S.)
Size
13-17 mm ((1))
Identification
A western species, similar to L. succinctus Linnaeus, but coxae, trochanters, and proximal ends of femora all red to yellow-orange (in succinctus only the trochanters and proximal ends of femora are orange to orange-red) [From the key by Halstead (1970; see reference below)]
Range
Western North America from British Columbia to southern Mexico, and east to central Texas (from Halstead; see reference below)
Life Cycle
The most detailed account is on the closely related species L. californicus (Van Duzee), by Carey C. Booth (see reference below)
Remarks
The genus Largus is being reviewed by Schaefer & Ahmad (in preparation)
See Also
Largus succinctus
Largus californicus
Print References
Booth, Carey L. 1990. Biology of Largus californicus (Hemiptera: Largidae). The Southwestern Naturalist 35(1):15-22.
Schaefer, Carl W., Panizzi, Antonio Ricardo (eds.).2000. Heteroptera of Economic Importance. pp.291-292 on Largus spp., by Schaefer and Ahmad.
p.125 in Evans (1)
pp.120-121 in Eaton & Kaufman (2)
Halstead, Thomas F. 1970. A New Species of the Genus Largus Hahn With a Key to the Species of the Genus in the Southwestern United States. Pan-Pac. Entomol. 46(1):45-46.
Halstead, Thomas F. 1972. Notes on the Synonymy in Largus Hahn with a Key to United States Species. Pan-Pac. Entomol.48(4):246-248.
Works Cited
1.National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders & Related Species of North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2007. Sterling.
2.Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
Eric Eaton, Kenn Kaufman. 2006. Houghton Mifflin.