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Genus Microtomus

Strange Assassin nymph - Microtomus purcis Assassin Bug - Microtomus purcis Microtomus luctuosus (Stal) - Microtomus luctuosus Microtomus purcis Microtomus purcis (Drury) - Microtomus purcis Microtomus purcis Unknown Bug - Microtomus purcis Mystery Insect - Microtomus purcis
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 Microtominae
Genus Microtomus
Explanation of Names
Microtomus Illiger 1807
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
Large, boldly-patterned assassin bugs. The second segment of the antenna is annulated--diagnostic for the genus, apparently(2):
Range
in our area, e. half or the US; one sp. restricted to TX(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.