Macrolophus pygmaeus (Rambur, 1839)

The species was named Macrolophus nubilus in most publications, until the homonymy was noticed by Henry & Wheeler (1988: 264). The separation from M. melanotoma is sometimes difficult (see Goula & Alomar, 1994), and the distributions should be verified; it is also not improbable that the name pygmaeus Rambur is actually a senior synonym of M. melanotoma. Records from Canary Islands refer to M. melanotoma.