|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1963|
|Authors:||A. S. MENKE|
|Journal:||Annals of the Entomological Society of America|
Ten species are recognized for the area treated, namely <I>L. atnericanus</I> (Leidy), <I>uhlcri</I> (Montandon), <I>annulipes</I> (Herrich-Schäffer), <I>medius</I> (Guérin), <I>delpontei</I> De Carlo, <I>colossicus</I> (Stål), <I>truxali</I> Menke, <I>angustipes</I> (Mayr), <I>maximus</I> De Carlo, and <I>griseus</I> (Say). These are keyed, a synonymic bibliography is given for each species, and distribution maps are included. The biology of the genus is summarized, and there is a discussion of the general distribution picture with special emphasis on the West Indian fauna, which seems of twofold origin, derived partly from South America and partly from Central America.