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Subfamily Saicinae

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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 Saicinae
Explanation of Names
Saicinae Stål 1859; type genus: Saica
Numbers
6 spp. in 4 genera north of Mexico, 140 spp. in >20 genera worldwide(1)
Size
4-14 mm
Identification
Ocelli absent and second rostral segment swollen at base.
Key to spp. in(2)
Range
Worldwide; in our area, midwestern, southeastern and south central United States
Habitat
On the ground, at the bases of grasses, sometimes on lower herbage. Often come to lights at night.
Food
Generalist predators.
Remarks
Closely related to the Emesinae.