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Species Ctenotrachelus shermani

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Cimicomorpha
Family Reduviidae (Assassin Bugs)
Subfamily Stenopodainae
Genus Ctenotrachelus
Species shermani (Ctenotrachelus shermani)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ctenotrachelus shermani Barber, 1930
Explanation of Names
"This species is named after Frank Sherman, one of the earliest insect collectors in North Carolina." (NCSU Insect Museum)
11-12 mm (NCSU Insect Museum)
Distinctive form--see images here.
se. US (coastal plain): VA-FL-AL(1)
"Frank Sherman" is clearly Franklin Sherman (1877-1947) (2), curator of the Clemson Arthropod Collection (1926-1947).
Print References
Asquith A. (1992) New distribution records for the assassin bugs, Pnirontis brimleyi and Ctenotrachelus shermani (Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Florida Entomologist 75(1): 155-160 (Full text)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Distribution of Ctenotrachelus shermani Barber, an assassin bug new to the fauna of Virginia (Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
R.L. Hoffman. 2004. Banisteria 24: 54-55.
2.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.