|scientific name Stenopogon neglectus |
Mainly pastures, wheat grass, long grass prairie and semi-arid short grass prairie.
Adults collected were found in late July and early August.
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)
Found on disturbed dirt areas. Likes to forage on bare ground.
Widespread species. May be effected by grassland destruction.
The only prey ever recorded is a male ant, Formica subpolita.
Southern B.C. and Alberta, south to Idaho, California, Arizona and New Mexico.
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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