Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#196952
Lethocerus in Arizona - Lethocerus medius

Lethocerus in Arizona - Lethocerus medius
Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
June 27, 2008
Size: 5-6cm
I wasn't expecting to find any Lethocerus while on my expedition to the Huachuca Mountains, but I was pleasantly surprised when I did. Does anybody have access to a Belostomatid key for the United States or Arizona? If so I would very much be interested in finding out what species this is.

Update (19 October 2010):
I just found a copy of a key (with range maps) to the Lethocerus of North America, and it turns out Lethocerus medius is the only species found in this part of Arizona. Can anybody tell me how to move these photos to that species page?

Sources: Menke, A.S. A Review of the Genus Lethocerus in North and Central America, Including the West Indies (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Volume 56, Number 3, May 1963 , pp. 261-267(7)

Images of this individual: tag all
Lethocerus nautatorial legs - Lethocerus medius Lethocerus head close-up - Lethocerus medius Lethocerus in Arizona - Lethocerus medius

Moved
Moved from Lethocerus.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.