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Genus Pnirontis

Slender blacklight assassin - Pnirontis modesta - female Long, light brown assassin bug - Pnirontis modesta Flat Assassin - Pnirontis infirma Bug at lights - Pnirontis modesta 1014C01 - Pnirontis 1014C01 - Pnirontis Slender tan assassin bug - Pnirontis modesta Pnirontis languida
Classification
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 Pnirontis
Explanation of Names
Pnirontis Stål 1859
Numbers
5 spp. in our area(1)
Size
10-12 mm
Identification
tip of antennomere 1 produced into blunt spine(2)
key to 4 spp. (FL fauna) in(3)
Range
P. infirma is widespread in e. US (NJ-IL to FL-TX), other spp. in se. US(2)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
3.A Literature-based Key to REDUVIIDAE (Heteroptera) of Florida