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Genus Rasahus

True bug ID, nymph I'm assuming - Rasahus hamatus New to me - Rasahus thoracicus Assassin bug - Rasahus hamatus - female Arizona Hemiptera - Rasahus thoracicus Rasahus hamatus true bug - Rasahus hamatus Rasahus_hamatus?_selenamcmillian - Rasahus hamatus Reduviidae - Rasahus thoracicus
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 Peiratinae (Corsairs)
Genus Rasahus
Other Common Names
Orangespotted Assassin Bug, Corsair
Explanation of Names
Rasahus Amyot & Serville 1843
from Hebrew rashah (רשע) 'rascal'
4 spp. in our area
16-20 mm
key to eastern species in(1)
neotropical group ranging into so. US: R. biguttatus NC-FL west to IA-TX-CA(2), R. hamatus se. US; other spp. southwestern
Ground-loving, frequently found under rocks. Comes to lights.
Caution: Some brachypterous females in the guide may have been listed as immatures. It is hard to tell the difference. Nymph's wing pads have a broader base. 'Microwings' of adult females are hinged, like full-sized wings.
Works Cited
1.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.
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.