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Species Largus sculptilis

Largus sp. - Largus sculptilis Bordered Plant Bug? - Largus sculptilis Largus on Hymenoclea - Largus sculptilis Beetle?  - Largus sculptilis Bug ID? - Largus sculptilis Largus sculptilis Largus nr. succinctus - Largus sculptilis True Bug - Largus sculptilis
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)
Tribe Largini
Genus Largus
Species sculptilis (Largus sculptilis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated by some workers as a synonym of L. cinctus; in the recent revision of the Mexican fauna(1), Brailovsky treats it as a separate species and discusses diagnostic differences
Explanation of Names
Largus sculptilis Bliven 1959
♂ 11.2-13.7 mm, ♀ 12.5-15.2 mm(1)
AZ & Mexico(1)
NB: i am still not convinced this form is not conspecific with L. cinctus, especially given the striking similarity of the parameres [(1), Fig. 6a,c] plus the fact that the Largus from the Pacific Northwest (where only L. cinctus has been recorded) fit the criteria listed in (1) for L. sculptilis; however, i will provisionally move to this page images of AZ Largus based on those formal criteria, pending revision of the New World fauna (in preparation by Maria Cecilia Melo & Pablo Dellapé). =v=
Works Cited
1.Revisión del género Largus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Largidae) para México
Carlos Rosas, Harry Brailovsky. 2016. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87, 347-375.