Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Genus Heza

Reduviid - Heza similis - female Unknown Assassin Bug - Heza similis unknown assassin bug - Heza similis
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 Heza
Pronunciation
HEE-zuh
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heza Amyot & Serville, 1843
Acrocoris Hahn, 1835 (in part)
Explanation of Names
From Hebrew hez, goatee (Amyot & Serville, 1843).
Numbers
A single species, H. similis, north of Mexico.(1)
Identification
Plica on the mesopleuron separates this genus from Rocconota and the Central and South American Ricolla. In H. similis the plica is small though still noticeable.
Range
The records for this species north of Mexico are few, scattered and unreliable, apparently because of the close resemblance of this bug to other harpactorines. Probably limited to the southwest.
See Also