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Genus Acholla

Assassin bug - Acholla multispinosa - male Acholla multispinosa Species Arilus cristatus ? - Acholla multispinosa Large Bug - Acholla ampliata Id help needed - assassin bug - Acholla multispinosa Some kind of assassin bug? - Acholla multispinosa Pale bug--assassin? - Acholla Hoplistoscelis pallescens? - Acholla multispinosa
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 Acholla
Based on the derivation below it would appear to be A-CHOY-ya ('ā 'choi yə).
Explanation of Names
Acholla Stål 1862
3 spp. in our area(1); not yet in the guide: A. tabida (Stål 1862)
12-16 mm (A. multispinosa)(1)(2)
Front tibiae lack spines, unlike in Sinea. Abdomen of female is much broader than that of male(2)
A. multispinosa is widespread in the East to the Southwest, other spp. in sw. US(2)
See Also
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.