This is one of Norm's long sought robbers from NE AR. It is Dicropaltum rubicundus. Scarbrough had located some specimens of this robber in the area many years ago and Norm has looked for it each year. This shot is from 2009 when he found them at the prairie patch being regenerated in the Craighead Forest park. Looks like a Machimus that is very reddish, especially towards the abdominal tip. Appears short-winged as well. It is a central US species. It is now in four counties in the state. Three of which were in NE AR from Scarbrough. Strange distribution of one county in NW AR and the rest on the Crowley's ridge counties.

The topside, same specimen, showing the nice triangular wedge of dark reddish tapering towards the back.