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Reduviid - Rocconota annulicornis

Reduviid - Rocconota annulicornis
Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
September 15, 2006
Size: 17 mm
Rocconota annulicornis.

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I never even knew this thing existed, and I like to think I know a 'little' about North American Reduviidae:-) Do we know if this is a nocturnal species? How did you come by this specimen? I see you are researching scolytids, so am curious if the assassin bugs are a personal fascination and/or something you get as a by-product of trapping, or...? Thanks in advance for shedding light on this, and thanks for adding some nice images and records to this family in the guide.

I am fairly sure I found this in a weedy area not too far from the Wabash River, during the day. Its the only one I've ever seen.

Aside from beetles, Heteroptera are my other favorite group, although I collect about anything I can find. Reduviids are definitely one of the neatest families of true bugs, although stink bugs are cool too. Not really associated with my research on wood borers though...

You're welcome.
Thanks for your explanation above. I am working (sorta, lack of deadline means I procrastinate) on a chapter on reduviids for a book on predatory arthropods. I would welcome any interesting observations or shared knowledge. The more I learn about them, the more fascinated I become.

Moved from Rocconota.

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