Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Atrachelus Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843
Explanation of Names
Greek [Latinized], a-, privative prefix meaning without, lacking, absence of; Greek [Latinized], trachelos, neck, throat.
Atrachelus has a short neck, especially when compared to Amyot & Serville's other "Zelides".
A single species in our area.
Spines present along edge of abdomen. Small size.
Pennsylvania to Michigan and south to Florida and Texas, through the Southwest to California.
Males usually sexually dimorphic, with third antennomere thickened.
Elkins, J. C. 1954. A synopsis of Atrachelus (Hemiptera, Reduviidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 56(3): 97-120.