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Assassin Bug - Ctenotrachelus shermani

Assassin Bug - Ctenotrachelus shermani
Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA
July 18, 2007
Wondering if this is an assassin bug, Pygolampis spp.?

Lew, you beat me out ... again :)

Sorry abut that, Bob. Hope y
Sorry abut that, Bob. Hope you are doing well and finding a lot of neat insects. Given it is June, I will now turn my attention from birds to insects.

Moved from Ctenotrachelus. See guide page for species--this appears to be the only one in the Southeast.

Moved from Pygolampis sericea.

My Apologies
I made an assumption and I was incorrect. This is not in Pygolampis, it is actually in the genus Ctenotrachelus. Confirmation with a Ctenotrachelus photo of a UMMZ specimen will follow in a day or two.

Moved from Pygolampis.

Pygolampis sericea
The swollen profemora and first antenna segment subequal to anteocular area separate it from the other species.

Moved from True Bugs.

Yes, and 'maybe?'
Yes, definitely a reduviid, not sure what genus. I don't have any personal experience with southeastern fauna:-( Nice image!

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