There are 37 listed valid species of Machimus in the Fisher catalog (unpublished). Of these 14 are truly eastern and 6 more are confined to FL GA SC and/or MS. The other 17 are western with several of these confined to CA OR or AZ. Arguments remain out there, I guess, for some of the old Asilus and Tolmerus genus designations for some of these species. We have seven Machimus species in the state and they all have this similar body form and somewhat different leg markings. All have a short proboscis in my experience.

Machimus Specimen shots