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Genus Lophoscutus

Different spp, different color morphs, or simply one teneral?  - Lophoscutus Ambush Bug - Lophoscutus uhleri Tiny Mantid like bug. - Lophoscutus prehensilis Phymata 3 - Lophoscutus beetle - Lophoscutus Lophoscutus sp. - Lophoscutus uhleri Lophoscutus? - Lophoscutus Lophoscutus? - Lophoscutus
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 Cimicomorpha
Family Reduviidae (Assassin Bugs)
Subfamily Phymatinae (Ambush Bugs)
Tribe Macrocephalini
Genus Lophoscutus
Explanation of Names
Lophoscutus Kormilev 1951
Numbers
2 spp. in our area
Identification
The pale scutellar spot is narrow and minute or absent (vs large and distinct in Macrocephalus).
key to spp. in Kormilev (1987)
Range
L. prehensilis se US to AZ, L. uhleri AZ(1)(BG data)
Remarks
Macrocephalus arizonicus was synonymized with M. uhleri. Then uhleri was pulled to Lophoscutus and M. arizonicus was re-instated but stayed in Macrocephalus. --drswanny, 1.xi.2009
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.