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Genus Repipta

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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 Repipta
Explanation of Names
Repipta Stål 1859
2 spp. in our area(1), 25 total(2)
Repipta flavicans (Amyot and Serville)
Repipta taurus (Fabricius)
circa 11-13 mm
images of both spp. of our fauna (Figs. 13 & 14) & several neotropical congeners(3)
neotropical group ranging into so. 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.Revision of genus Repipta Stål 1859 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) with new species and distribution data
Martin-Park A., Delfín-González H., Coscarón M.C. 2012. Zootaxa 3501: 1-54.
3.Biologia Centrali-Americana: Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera-Homoptera
William Lucas Distant et al. (1880-1909). 1880. Bernard Quaritch Limited, London.