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Species Barce fraterna

Thread-legged Bug - Barce fraterna - female Barce - Barce fraterna Thread-legged Bug - Barce fraterna Barce? - Barce fraterna Stick-like Assassin Bug - Barce fraterna - male assassin bug - Barce fraterna Emesinae thread-legged bug - Barce fraterna - female Tiny Thread-Legged bug  - Barce fraterna
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 Emesinae (Thread-legged Bugs)
Tribe Metapterini
Genus Barce
Species fraterna (Barce fraterna)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ploiaria fraterna Say 1831 • Barce annulipes Stål 1866 • Emesodema simplicipes Uhler 1878 • Barce banksii Baker 1910 • Metapterus normae Elkins 1951
Explanation of Names
Barce fraterna (Say 1831)
3 subspecies/races in our area(1)
unique male genitalia uniform across all forms led Wygodzinsky to lump several described species into Barce fraterna, with several 'races': B. f. fraterna, B. f. annulipes, and B. f. banskii, separated based on shape of pygophore, last male tergite, female 8th tergite, and relative lengths of profemoral spines(2)
Transcontinental (BC‒CA to NS‒FL)(3), Canada to Ecuador; W. Indies(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
2.A monograph of the Emesinae (Reduviidae, Hemiptera)
Pedro W. Wygodzinsky. 1966. New York : [American Museum of Natural History].
3.The Reduviidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Alabama, with a morphological key to species
Clem C.S., Swanson D.R., Ray C.H. 2019. Zootaxa 4688: 151–198.