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Genus Pygolampis

Assassin Bug - Pygolampis pectoralis Weird-looking bug... - Pygolampis pectoralis Assassin Bug - Pygolampis pectoralis - female Pygolampis pectoralis ? - Pygolampis pectoralis Pygolampis pectoralis? - Pygolampis pectoralis bug - Pygolampis pectoralis Damsel Bug, I Think... - Pygolampis pectoralis
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 Stenopodainae
Genus Pygolampis
Explanation of Names
Pygolampis Germar 1825
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
antennomere 1 almost twice as long as anteocular area (head area anterior to the eyes) in P. pectoralis (Say 1832) vs about equal to anteocular area in P. sericea Stål 1859
Range
both spp. reach Canada and are rather widespread there(2)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.