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Species Diaditus tejanus

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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 Diaditus
Species tejanus (Diaditus tejanus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diaditus tejanus Giacchi, 1980
About 8.1 mm to 9.6 mm (1)
Presence of lamellate setae along the prosternal channel seems to be the best character to separate from T. pictipes. [Dan Swanson, pers. comm.]
SE USA (FL-TX) & Mexico (2)

State/Province Records: (3)(1)(2)(4)(5)
CAN: None
MEX: Oaxaca, Yucatan
Previously thought to be a coastal species (2)(4), recent records indicate it is not restricted to coastal areas (5).

Comes readily to lights. (5)
Works Cited
1.Revision de los stenopodainos americanos. V. El genero Diaditus Stål, 1859 (Heteroptera, Reduviidae)
Giacchi J.C. 1982. Physis (Buenos Aires), Secc. C. 41(100): 9-27.
2.Range extension of Diaditus tejanus (Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
Froeschner R.C., Mcpherson J.E., Sites R.W. 1995. Florida Entomologist. 78: 611-612.
3.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
4.New records for the genus Diaditus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Stenopodainae) in America north of Mexico
Blinn R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2125: 57-62.
5.New state records and distributional notes for some assassin bugs of the continental United States (Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
Swanson D.R. 2011. Great Lakes Entomol. 44: 117-138.