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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Arilus

Wheelbug on the underside of Purple Coneflower in July - Arilus cristatus Black and red insect - Arilus cristatus Wheel Bug Nymph (Assassin Bug) - Arilus cristatus Wheel Bug Nypmh - Arilus cristatus Assassin Bug? - Arilus cristatus Wheel Bug Abdominal Protrusion - Arilus cristatus Not-quite-mature Arilus cristatus (I think) - Arilus cristatus Arilus cristatus nymph - Arilus cristatus
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 Harpactorinae
Tribe Harpactorini
Genus Arilus
Explanation of Names
Arilus Hahn 1831
Numbers
a single species in our area (2 spp. total?)
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