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Species Oncerotrachelus acuminatus

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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 Saicinae
Genus Oncerotrachelus
Species acuminatus (Oncerotrachelus acuminatus)
Explanation of Names
Oncerotrachelus acuminatus (Say 1832)
4-7 mm(1)
e. US (NY-FL to KS-TX)(2)
in debris and moist places(1); in Indiana hibernating in colonies beneath logs and other cover, as many as 50 having been so found at one time. In Florida, has been sifted from tufts of grass in sandy roads and from weed debris along the margins of ponds.... numerous individuals may be found among rubbish and weeds in low grounds or on the edges of stubble, during late summer and autumn(3)
comes to light(3)
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown 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.
3.Heteroptera of Eastern North America
W.S. Blatchley. 1926. The Nature Publishing Company.