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Genus Heza

Reduviid - Heza similis - female Unknown Assassin Bug - Heza similis unknown assassin bug - Heza similis
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 Harpactorinae
Tribe Harpactorini
Genus Heza
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heza Amyot & Serville, 1843
Acrocoris Hahn, 1835 (in part)
Explanation of Names
From Hebrew hez, goatee (Amyot & Serville, 1843).
A single species, H. similis, north of Mexico.(1)
Plica on the mesopleuron separates this genus from Rocconota and the Central and South American Ricolla. In H. similis the plica is small though still noticeable.
The records for this species north of Mexico are few, scattered and unreliable, apparently because of the close resemblance of this bug to other harpactorines. Probably limited to the southwest.
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