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Genus Rasahus

Corsair Assassin Bug - Rasahus hamatus Western Corsair Bug - Rasahus thoracicus Western Corsair Bug - Rasahus thoracicus Assassin nymph - Rasahus hamatus Rasahus hamatus (Fabricius) - Rasahus hamatus Rasahus hamatus Tennis court bug - Rasahus thoracicus Rasahus biguttatus?  From under a board. - Rasahus hamatus
Classification
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'
Numbers
4 spp. in our area
Size
16-20 mm
Identification
key to eastern species in(1)
Range
neotropical group ranging into so. US: R. biguttatus NC-FL west to IA-TX-CA(2), R. hamatus se. US; other spp. southwestern
Habitat
Ground-loving, frequently found under rocks. Comes to lights.
Remarks
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.