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

Genus Pnirontis

bug with pink on wings - Pnirontis languida - male Slender blacklight assassin - Pnirontis modesta Pnirontis Assassin - Pnirontis infirma 1014C01 - Pnirontis 1014C01 - Pnirontis Pnirontis modesta? - Pnirontis modesta Pnirontis languida Pnirontis
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 Stenopodainae
Genus Pnirontis
Explanation of Names
Pnirontis Stål 1859
Numbers
5 spp. in our area(1)
Size
10-12 mm
Identification
tip of antennomere 1 produced into blunt spine(2)
key to spp. in (3)(4)
Range
P. infirma is widespread in e. US (NJ-IL to FL-TX), other spp. in se. US(2)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
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.
4.A Literature-based Key to REDUVIIDAE (Heteroptera) of Florida