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For the United States & Canada

Species Rasahus biguttatus

Rasahus biguttatus (Say) - Rasahus biguttatus Corsair Assassin - Rasahus biguttatus Assassin bug?  - Rasahus biguttatus Texas - Rasahus biguttatus? - Rasahus biguttatus Assassin bug?  - Rasahus biguttatus Rasahus biguttatus? - Rasahus biguttatus What bug is this? - Rasahus biguttatus What bug is this? - Rasahus biguttatus
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 Peiratinae (Corsairs)
Genus Rasahus
Species biguttatus (Rasahus biguttatus)
Explanation of Names
Rasahus biguttatus (Say 1832)
Size
16-20 mm(1)
Identification
"Very similar to hamatus; the chief differences as in key. Color variable, the head and pronotum often reddish-brown, sometimes with front half of latter black and hind one brown. Membrane blackish with a large oval or rounded yellowish spot at middle. Connexivum in both sexes with wide alternate blackish and yellow spots; legs usually reddish- yellow, paler at base, often in great part blackish.... Both (biguttatus and hamatus) vary widely in the yellow markings of elytra and legs. The only structural difference between the two seems to be the narrower form of the males of hamatus."(1)
Range
so. US (NC-FL-TX-AZ) to Brazil(2)(BG data)
Works Cited
1.Heteroptera of Eastern North America
W.S. Blatchley. 1926. The Nature Publishing Company.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.