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Orthognathus Schoenherr, 1838

Diagnosis: Moderately large 7-15 mm in total body length; elongate-narrow in form; surface generally shining, without micropilose spots or granules; antennal funicle of 6 articles; tarsus of 5 articles, but article 4 small, located at very base of article 3, articles 3 and 2 subequal in width; front tibia with outer apical angle producecd anterolaterally to a sharp or narrowly rounded angle; tibiae with apex much wider than base, distinctly fossorial; front coxae contiguous, anterior margin of pronotum with postocular lobe; pygydium largely covered by elytra.

Natural history: Adults are collected most frequently at lights.

Diversity: Two species of Orthognathus are known from Central and South America, with only O. subparallelus (Chevrolat) found in Costa Rica and Panama.

Orthognathus subparallelus (Chevrolat)

Distribution: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama and United States (Arizona).

Natural history: No significant information.


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