Explanation of Names
Zeluroides Lent & Wygodzinsky 1948
Genus Zelurus + Greek eidos or oides, form of, resemblence. “In our key (LENT & WYGODZINSKY, 1947) the species of Zeluroides will run to Zelurus Hahn. They differ from the species of this genus by the granulation of the head and thorax, the minute tubercles of the ventral segments, and the very distinctive characters of the male and female” (Lent & Wygodzinsky 1948).
2 spp. with 5 ssp. total, 1 ssp. in the United States
Of the three reduviine genera in the United States, this is the only one with reduced submedian tubercles on the anterior pronotal lobe (unarmed in Reduvius and Pseudozelurus)
North American, restricted to the southwestern United States and Mexico.
Lent H., Wygodzinsky P. (1948) On two new genera of American “Reduviinae,” with a key and notes on others (Reduviidae, Hemiptera). Revista Brasileira de Biologia, 8: 43-55.