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Genus Protenor

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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 Micrelytrinae
Tribe Micrelytrini
Genus Protenor
Explanation of Names
Protenor Stål 1868
2 spp. in our area, 3 total(1)
body elongate and very slender; head porrect, slightly longer than pronotum; cheeks much longer than tylus, contiguous in front of it, their tips subconical and cleft horizontally, so that front of head ends in four short processes; antennae slender, nearly as long as body, first joint subclavate, subequal to second, third slightly shorter, fourth about one-half longer than second; beak surpassing middle coxae, its third joint very short
P. belfragei: head less than one-fourth longer than pronotum; upper and lower pair of apical processes of cheeks contiguous or nearly so throughout their length
P. australis: head one-half longer than pronotum; upper processes of cheeks widely separated from lower throughout their length
[adapted from (2)]

Brailovsky (2019)(3) separates our two spp. thusly:
In P. australis the dorsal and ventral apical processes of the jugum are strongly divergent from one another, the antennal segments I–III usually densely clothed with long erect setae, and the jugum is shorter in lateral view (1.04 mm in males, 1.20 mm in females).
In P. belfragei the dorsal and ventral apical processes of the jugum are porrect and contiguous throughout their length, antennal segments I–III clothed with medium size and sparse erect setae, and the jugum is longer in lateral view (1.08 mm in males, 1.40 mm in females). (3)
unfortunately, Brailovsky(3) only illustrates P. belfragei spmns (Figs. 11, 24, 37).
P. belfragei: NB-SK to NJ-IA, TX, CA
P. australis: GA-FL / Mex. (4)(CSF)(3)
sedge meadows, marshes, wet grassy areas bordering lakes
adults present from July to first frost
Print References
Brailovsky, H. (2019) Illustrated identification key to the genera of New World Micrelytrini (Hemiptera: Alydidae: Micrelytrinae), with description of two new genera, one new species and new distributional records. Zootaxa 4668 (3): 393-409. (3)
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