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scientific name    Stenopogon neglectus    

habitat
Mainly pastures, wheat grass, long grass prairie and semi-arid short grass prairie.

seasonality
Adults collected were found in late July and early August.

identification
Large (15-25 mm), elongate, mainly grey species. Though both Stenopogon neglectus and Stenopogon coyote have hairs or bristles on metapleuron, they can be easily distinguished by differences in wing venation. In S. neglectus the wings have first and fourth posterior cells open. The male genitalia are also different: in S. neglectus, the superior forceps and the gonopods ban be reddish brown or black. The abdomen is blackish or less pollinose; and the first antennal segment is blackish. (Adisoemarto 1967)

life history
Found on disturbed dirt areas. Likes to forage on bare ground.

conservation
Widespread species. May be effected by grassland destruction.

diet info
The only prey ever recorded is a male ant, Formica subpolita.

range
Southern B.C. and Alberta, south to Idaho, California, Arizona and New Mexico.

notes
Originally named in Stenopogon by Bromely (1931). Transferred in 1962 by Hull to Scleropogon. Currently, Scleropogon is considered to be a subgenus of Stenopogon.

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