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Genus Megalotomus

Broad-headed Bug - Megalotomus quinquespinosus Unkown - Megalotomus quinquespinosus Leaf-footed Bug - Megalotomus quinquespinosus lupine bug - Megalotomus quinquespinosus Lupine Bug - Megalotomus quinquespinosus Reduviidae sp. ? - Megalotomus quinquespinosus Hunting Broad face Bug - Megalotomus quinquespinosus Perhaps a true bug? - Megalotomus quinquespinosus
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 Coreoidea (Leatherbugs)
Family Alydidae (Broad-headed Bugs)
Subfamily Alydinae
Genus Megalotomus
Explanation of Names
Megalotomus Fieber 1860
Numbers
A single species in our area + 7 spp. in Eurasia(1); another US sp. formerly treated in this genus has been transferred (along with another New World species, N. parvus =latifascia) to the genus Neomegalotomus (N. rufipes, FL & West Indies) (Henry & Wilson 2004; Schaefer & Ahmad 2008)
Range
coast to coast in NA(2) and across Eurasia(1)
Works Cited
1.Livermore L.J.R., Lemaître V.A., Dolling W.R., Webb M.D. Coreoidea species file online. Version 5.0
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.