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Phorticus collaris Stål - Phorticus collaris

Phorticus collaris Stål - Phorticus collaris
Village of San Leanna (south Austin), Travis County, Texas, USA
August 2, 2008
Size: 3.6mm
Det. M. S. Sweet, 2009

At lights in small mesic patch under a willow and live oak canopy...


from Dr. Merrill Sweet:
"Phorticus collaris, described and known only from Texas. I have caught specimens on the ground"

opinion of Dr. Brailovsky:
"The bug belongs to the family Pachynomidae, related to Nabidae."

Phorticus collaris Stål 1873
( has it under Nabidae)
shown here (# 21)

Will add it under Nabidae per ITIS

Pachynomidae ?
This family is listed as not part of our fauna by Henry & Froeschner's (1988) "Catalog of the Heteroptera". (1)

Also, Schuh & Alexander's (1995) "True Bugs of the World" doesn't place any members of this family north of Mexico.

Hi Vasili,
if you knew it is a Rhyparochromid, may you tell more? It looks that unusual, that it seems possible to me (never saw similar).

a funny one indeed
Boris, i have no clue what it is and, frankly, wanted to hear from you rather... I'm sure it's easily recognizable for anyone who had seen it once

Rhyparochromid ??
Am getting to know this new family through a number of spp I'm finding. What I initially thought was a lygaeid appears to actually be a Rhyparochromidae...

you're not alone --
--or should it be "you aren't" ? --
anyway, Lygaeidae have been broken down into a number of families along old 'subfam' lines. And this is a rhyparo~ indeed; a nice one, too

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