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Genus Scolopocryptops  Newport, 1844 

Type-species. Scolopocryptops melanostoma  Newport, 1845 (by subsequent designation by Lucas, 1849).

Remark. The presence of a single (upper) accessory spine on the pretarsus of maxillae 2 has been shown for S. melanostoma  (see below); this character was previously unknown in this genus.

Range. North, Central and South America; China  ; Japan; Korea; Vietnam; Philippines; Sunda Archipelago; New Guinea; West Africa.