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Genus Cyrtomenus

Burrowing Bug - Cyrtomenus ciliatus Cyrtomenus ciliatus Cyrtomenus ciliatus Cyrtomenus ciliatus Hairy red-legged beetle sp? - Cyrtomenus ciliatus Hairy red-legged beetle sp? - Cyrtomenus ciliatus 926C48 - Cyrtomenus Burrower - Cyrtomenus ciliatus
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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Pentatomoidea
Family Cydnidae (Burrowing Bugs)
Subfamily Cydninae
Tribe Geotomini
Genus Cyrtomenus
Explanation of Names
Cyrtomenus Amyot & Serville 1843
3 species in 2 subgenera in our area.(1) Names and distributions below from Froeschner (2).

Species known from north of Mexico:
Cyrtomenus (Cyrtomenus) ciliatus (Palisot de Beauvois) - Eastern U.S. from NJ to IL to KS south to FL and TX
Cyrtomenus (Cyrtomenus) crassus Walker - Southwest US (AZ, NM, TX) south into Central America, and Cuba
(Cyrtomenus (Syllobus) emarginatus Stal is listed in (1) but Froeschner (2) only records it as far north as Veracruz, Mexico. Citation for a US record of this species would be appreciated, if present.)

Additional species:
Cyrtomenus (Syllobus) emarginatus Stal - Mexico south to Argentina
Cyrtomenus (Syllobus) grossus Dallas - Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador
Cyrtomenus (Syllobus) marginalis Signoret - Brazil
Cyrtomenus (Syllobus) teter (Spinola) - Central America to Brazil
Cyrtomenus (Cyrtomenus) bergi Froeschner - Mexico to Argentina
Cyrtomenus (Cyrtomenus) mirabilis (Perty) - South America
Lacks subapical impressed stria on the pronotum; hind tibia strongly compressed with dorsal spines much stouter than ventral spines (see ).
Western Hemisphere, US to Argentina(2)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Cydnidae of the Western Hemisphere
Froeschner, R. C. 1960. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 111(3430): 337-680, 13 plates.