PROC. ENTOMOL. SOC. WASH. 106(3). 2004. pp. 725-727 Note Crophius disconotus (Say) (Hemiptera: Lygaeoidea: Oxycarenidae): Southeastern Extension of the U.S. Range, with Rectification of an Old Alabama Record The nine North American species of Cro-phius Stal are mostly boreal and western (Ashlock and A. Slater 1988, Hoffman 1996). In addition, seven Neotropical species are known from Mexico to Peru and Argentina (Slater 1964. Slater and O'Donnell 1995). Hoberlandt (1987) ten-tatively synonymized Crophius with the Old World Anonialoptera Amyot and Ser-ville. The synonymy was followed in the recent catalog of Palearctic Heteroptera; in-cluded in Anomaloptera were A. bermani Vinokurov. described in Crophius and known only from East Siberia, and the type species A. helianthemi Amyot and Serville. a mainly Mediterranean oxycarenid (Peri-cart 2001). Because the generic name Cro-phius continues to be used in North Amer-ican literature (e.g.. Scudder 1997. Maw et al. 2000, Sweet 2000), it is used herein, pending taxonomic reevaluation of Old and New World species of the two genera. Crophius disconotus (Say) is an infre-quently collected lygaeoid of the Oxycar-enidae (sensu Henry 1997) that has been termed rare (Van Duzee 1894). rather rare (Torre-Bueno 1915). scarce (J. A. Slater and Baranowski 1978). and uncommon (Sweet 2000). Although this species was described from "Missouri" by Say (1832), no specimens from Missouri were available when Froeschner (1944) treated that state's lygaeid fauna. Known in Canada from New Brunswick to the Yukon (Maw et al. 2000). C. discon-otus is recorded in the western United States from Alaska. California. Colorado. Utah, and Wyoming (Ashlock and A. Slater 1988. Scudder 1997). Eastern U.S. records are mainly from New England. New York, and the mid-Atlantic states (Ashlock and A. Slater 1988). The southern limit of its east-ern range has been Alabama (Van Duzee 1917. Blatchley 1926, J. A. Slater 1964. Ashlock and A. Slater 1988), based on Van Duzee's (1910) record from "Banff Springs." In listing Heteroptera from the Yukon. Scudder ( 1997) followed Henry and Froeschner's (1988) catalog in recording general distributions for species. Scudder (1997). however, did not include the Ala-bama record for C. disconotus that was list-ed in the lygaeid chapter of the catalog (Ashlock and A. Slater 1988) and probably realized that Banff Springs referred to Al-berta, Canada. This seed bug is listed from Alberta in the recent checklist of Canadian Heteroptera (Maw et al. 2000). The pub-lished southern limit of the range of C. dis-conotus in the East, therefore, is Blacks-burg. Virginia, where an adult was taken on 3 July 1961 (Hoffman 1996). The following records extend the known southeastern range of C. disconotus. I col-lected all specimens and have deposited voucher material in the National Museum of Natural History. Smithsonian Institution. Washington. D.C. (USNM). USA: GEORGIA: Madison Co.. Rt. 106. N of Ila, 1 1 Sept. 1996, 1 d, ex crown of Eragrostis curvula. NORTH CAROLINA: Buncombe Co., nr Craggy pinnacle, ca. 6 km SSE of Dillingham, ca. 1,735 m. 14 Sept. 2003, 1 instar IV. ex inflorescences of Solidago arguta: Haywood Co.. Black Bal-sam Knob. ca. 1.860 m, 29 Sept. 2002, 1 d. 1 9, ex inflorescences/seed heads of 5. puberula; 6 Oct. 2002, 14 6,9 9, ex seed heads of S. puherula: Jackson Co., Rt. 64E, Cashiers, 25 Oct. 1998, 1. adult (not col-lected), ex crown of E. curvula: Mitchell Co., Roan Mountain, Carver's Gap. ca.