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Genus Lophoscutus

Lophoscutus sp - Lophoscutus prehensilis Phymata 3 - Lophoscutus Lophoscutus prehensilis? - Lophoscutus uhleri - male Lophoscutus? - Lophoscutus uhleri Lophoscutus sp. - Lophoscutus uhleri nymph - Lophoscutus Lophoscutus? - Lophoscutus Lophoscutus uhleri? - Lophoscutus
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
2 spp. in our area
The pale scutellar spot is narrow and minute or absent (vs large and distinct in Macrocephalus).
key to spp. in Kormilev (1987)
L. prehensilis se US to AZ, L. uhleri AZ(1)(BG data)
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.