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Assassin Bug - Reduvius vanduzeei

Assassin Bug - Reduvius vanduzeei
Kernville, Kern County, California, USA
June 27, 2008

Moved from Reduvius.

Reduvius vanduzeei
Reference is Wygodzinsky & Usinger 1964 The genus Reduvius Fabricius in western North America (Reduviidae, Hemiptera, Insecta).

Profemur length:width is useful but the coloration can help narrow it down when the specimen is unavailable to examine more techinical characters. In this case, the bicolorous posterior pronotal lobe, the lighter basal cells of the membrane and the large corial spots all point to R. vanduzeei.

After moving the image, I see what you mean by this not being R. personatus, since all the other Reduvius in the guide are that one.

Reduvius sp.
I know! There is at least one brown species here in Arizona that looks like this (and nothing like R. personatus)! I have the name written down somewhere....Great shot, by the way.

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