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Species Apiomerus montanus

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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 Harpactorinae
Genus Apiomerus
No Taxon (crassipes species group)
Species montanus (Apiomerus montanus)
Other Common Names
Montain Bee Assassin
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apiomerus montanus Berniker & Szerlip, 2011

Members of this species are usually assigned to Apiomerus crassipes by older sources.
Described in 1980 by Sigurd Leopold Szerlip in his PhD dissertation (1), which has not been officially published according to the standards of the International Code for Zoological Nomenclature. Later officially described in a revision of the crassipes group (2). See this forum topic for details.
Explanation of Names
"Named for its distribution along mountain ranges in the western United States and Mexico" (2).
Males: 14.0-16.0 mm.
Females: 14.8-16.1 mm. (2)
Black with bright red to deep plum corium. Pronotum black or with few red spots. (2)
s.ID-AZ-w.TX-CO / Mex. - Map (2)(3)
Mountainous regions. Collected from 1075-2896 meters. (2)
mostly: Jun-Jul (BG data)
This species exhibits a lower degree of polychromatism than other species. (2)
See Also
Sympatric with A. cazieri, A. spissipes, and A. flaviventris but easily separated by color. (2)
May closely resemble the allopatric A. californicus. (2)
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