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Species Pselliopus cinctus

Striped Bug - Pselliopus cinctus Striped Crawly - Pselliopus cinctus Assassin Bug - Pselliopus cinctus 173123 - Pselliopus cinctus Assassin Bug - Pselliopus cinctus Pselliopus cinctus Asassin Bug - Pselliopus cinctus Pselliopus cinctus - female
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 Harpactorinae
Genus Pselliopus
Species cinctus (Pselliopus cinctus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pselliopus cinctus (Fabricius, 1776)
Size
12-13 mm
Identification
Dull orange, marked with black and white, especially legs and antennae (1). Pselliopus cinctus and Pselliopus barberi appear to be the two widespread species in the eastern United States. Dull-orange adults from this area are likely (?) cinctus, and bright orange ones are likely (?) barberi. This guide is being written somewhat provisionally at the species level.
Range
Includes eastern United States.
Habitat
Found on vegetation, often where other insects visit flowers.
Food
Predatory on other insects.
Life Cycle
Adults likely overwinter.
Print References
Slater, pp. 124-5, fig. 227 (1)
Arnett, pp. 265-6, fig. 20.40 (2)
Brimley, p. 73, notes from North Carolina (3)
Arnett and Jacques, account #53 (4)
Salsbury, Insects in Kansas, p. 110--color photo (5)
Internet References
NCSU Entomology collection--over 100 specimens pinned
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
4.Simon & Schuster's Guide to Insects
Dr. Ross H. Arnett, Dr. Richard L. Jacques. 1981. Fireside.
5.Insects in Kansas
Glenn A. Salsbury and Stephan C. White. 2000. Kansas Dept. of Agriculture.