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Subfamily Stenopodainae

Weird-looking bug... - Pygolampis pectoralis Assassin Bug - Oncocephalus geniculatus Assassin Bug - Stenopoda spinulosa Assassin bug - Pygolampis pectoralis 905W31 - Stenopoda spinulosa 826W05 - Diaditus 830W01 - Diaditus Nymph of bug
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stenopodinae (preoccupied in Crustacea)
Explanation of Names
Stenopodainae Amyot & Serville 1843; type genus: Stenopoda
Numbers
18 spp. in 9 genera north of Mexico(1)(2), >720 spp. in 114 genera worldwide(3)
Size
8-30 mm
Identification
One of the two subfamilies (the other being Harpactorinae) with a quadrate cell in the corium. Second antennal segment is longer than the first and often folds under it. Additionally, the members of this subfamily appear brownish and granulate compared to other subfamilies.
Key to the New World genera in Wygodzinsky & Giacchi(4).
Range
Worldwide and across NA with most spp. in the se. or s. central US
Habitat
most are ground-dwelling(3); may be swept from bushes and low foliage during the day, mostly taken at lights and thought to be nocturnal predators based on the frequency of collection.
Food
Generalist predators
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Arenaeocoris enervatus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Stenopodainae), a new genus and species from the Southeastern US
Blinn R.E. 2012. Zootaxa 3478: 105–110.
3.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.
4.Key to the genera of Stenopodainae of the New World (Insecta, Heteroptera, Reduviidae)
P. Wygodzinsky & J. C. Giacchi. 1991. Physis, Seccion C, 49: 5-9.