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Species Pygolampis pectoralis

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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
Species pectoralis (Pygolampis pectoralis)
Explanation of Names
Pygolampis pectoralis (Say 1832)
13-16 mm(1)
antennomere 1 almost twice as long as anteocular area (head area anterior to the eyes) (vs subequal in P. sericea[/i]); front femora lack spines; beak segment one almost as long as segments two and three combined; apex of head at base of beak lacks spines; apex of antennal segment one lacks spine; one or more branched/bifid spines or processes on each side of head below and behind eye
widely dist. (ON-AB to FL-CA)(2)(1) to Nicaragua
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
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.