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Photo#1813359
Female, Neortholomus - Neortholomus nevadensis - female

Female, Neortholomus - Neortholomus nevadensis - Female
Temporal Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
May 11, 2020
Size: 6.7 mm
Coordinates: 31.609451, -110.790296
Elevation: 4,486 ft
Several specimens attracted to mercury vapor and ultraviolet lights
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Female, Neortholomus - Neortholomus nevadensis - female Female, Neortholomus - Neortholomus nevadensis - female Female, Neortholomus - Neortholomus nevadensis - female Female, Neortholomus - Neortholomus nevadensis - female Female, Neortholomus - Neortholomus nevadensis - female Female, Neortholomus - Neortholomus nevadensis - female Female, Neortholomus - Neortholomus nevadensis - female Female, Neortholomus - Neortholomus nevadensis - female Female, Neortholomus - Neortholomus nevadensis - female Female, Neortholomus - Neortholomus nevadensis - female Female, Neortholomus - Neortholomus nevadensis - female

Moved
Moved from Seed Bugs.

Male posted here

If you ask me...
...it's almost a dead ringer for this one...



...which V says is Belonochilus numenius. Although I have to defer to his expertise, these just don't look a whole lot like the other specimens in the Guide, in my humble opinion.

I'll let you decide whether or not to move them.

 
I agree about how similar those two bugs look like
and I suspect they are the same species. However, they don't resemble the Belonochilus numenius that I have photographed. Compare the ventral habitus of these two females:
vs
The length of the proboscis alone would indicate that they are not a match.
To be honest, my tentative ID of Neortholomus scolopax is not a perfect match either, but it is the closest I could get it.
I have forwarded my images to David McCoy and I am hoping he will be able to figure it out.

 
Maybe it's something new for the Guide.
I'm looking forward to finding out. :)

 
Our wish was granted!
A "new" species for the guide! David McCoy keyed it out to Neortholomus nevadensis (Baker,1906) using Hamilton, Steven W. 1983. Neortholomus, a new genus of Orsillini (Hemiptera-Heteroptera: Lygaeidae: Orsillinae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 52(7):197-234 (1983) http://biostor.org/reference/40450

 
Excellent!
At some point today, I'll create the new pages.

I don't suppose you asked David to look at these shots as well?


 
After seeing those two images,
David McCoy replied: “In the orsillinae genera keys, it is necessary to see fore femurs (presence of spines) and carina on vertex and other characters. Their images are….not really diagnostic…..and more artistic. Only death reveals a clear answer. (photography of the dead insects)."

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