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Genus Ghinallelia

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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 Emesinae (Thread-legged Bugs)
Tribe Metapterini
Genus Ghinallelia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ghinallelia Wygodzinsky, 1966
Explanation of Names
Anagram of another metapterine genus, Ghilianella(1). Before Wygodzinsky erected Ghinallelia, all the species belonged to that genus.
Numbers
Around 47 species are recognized worldwide with a single species north of Mexico.
Identification
Ghinallelia may be separated from Emesaya by the unsegmented protarsi, squared off female terminalia and the lack of wings. Our single species also possesses a distinct clypeal spine. The large size (over 20 mm) distinguishes it from Barce and Pseudometapterus.
Range
This genus is Neotropical on a worldwide scale. In the United States, it is limited to the southeastern states.
See Also
Works Cited
1.A monograph of the Emesinae (Reduviidae, Hemiptera)
Pedro W. Wygodzinsky. 1966. New York : [American Museum of Natural History].