Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Reduvius linitaris Say 1832
Herega rubrolimbata Amyot & Serville 1843
Explanation of Names
crassipes = Latin, 'thick-footed'
♂ 12.2-18.3 mm, ♀ 14.8-20.1 mm(1)
A medium-sized, flattened, assassin bug with mostly black body, orange or reddish margins. Body has prominent upright hairs.
Sympatric with A. floridensis in peninsular Florida and elsewhere with A. spissipes but easily distinguished by its black coloration. Range does not overlap with other blackish species (A. californicus and A. montanus) which were previously included under A. crassipes.
In the United States, east of 100°W(1)
Common. Exhibits a low degree of polychromatism, however there is a large variation in size. Smallest specimens occur in the southeast and the larger specimens are found in the north and west.