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Genus Malezonotus

Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Malezonotus rufipes Dirt-colored Seed Bug (Prytanes oblonga(?)) - Malezonotus rufipes Dirt-Colored Seed Bug - Malezonotus rufipes Unknown 01 - Malezonotus rufipes small bug - Malezonotus rufipes Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Malezonotus angustatus Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Malezonotus angustatus Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Malezonotus angustatus
Classification
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 Lygaeoidea
Family Rhyparochromidae (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Rhyparochrominae
Tribe Gonianotini
Genus Malezonotus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Malezonotus Barber 1918
Numbers
8 spp. in our area(2)
Remarks
M. rufipes is the type species of the genus (type locality: Texas) know across the Southern States from Arizona to Virginia and Missouri. M. sodalicius also has a wide range over the NW USA; other species have relatively restricted distributions. See Ashlock's excellent revision of the genus. (Merrill Sweet, pers. comm.)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Malezonotus (Hemiptera-Heteroptera: Lygaeidae)
Ashlock P.D. 1958. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 51: 199-208.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.