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Species Phymata luxa

Phymata luxa Evans - Phymata luxa
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 Phymatinae (Ambush Bugs)
Genus Phymata (Jagged Ambush Bugs)
Species luxa (Phymata luxa)
Explanation of Names
Phymata luxa Evans, 1931
Size
5-7 mm
Identification
One of three species in the United States with anastomosing veins, viz. small discal cells in the hemelytral membrane. Among those three, the smooth margins of the fourth connexival segment rule out albopicta and noualhieri.
Range
AZ to sw TX, CO / Mex. - Map (1)(2)
See Also
P. albopicta and P. noualhieri
Print References
Evans, J.H. 1931. A preliminary revision of the ambush bugs of North America, (Hemiptera, Phymatidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 24: 711-738.
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.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)