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Genus Stenolemus

Assassin? - Stenolemus lanipes The fundamental problem of trying to prey on spiders… - Stenolemus lanipes Feeding on spider. - Stenolemus lanipes Stenolemus in California - Stenolemus Likely from Genus Stenolemus - Part 2 - Stenolemus lanipes Empicoris? - Stenolemus lanipes Delicate Spider Assassin - Stenolemus lanipes Delicate Spider Assassin - Stenolemus lanipes
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 Emesini
Genus Stenolemus
Explanation of Names
Stenolemus Signoret 1858
Greek 'narrow throat'(1)
Numbers
4 spp. in our area(2)
Identification
Key to 3 spp. in(3)
Range
S. lanipes widespread in se. US, other spp. in so. & w. US(4)
Food
prey: spiders, including web-building spiders
hunt by either stalking or plucking the web of a spider in imitation of trapped prey (Wignall & Taylor 2010)
Print References
Wignall A.E., Taylor P.W. (2010) Predatory behaviour of an araneophagic assassin bug. J. Ethol. 28: 437-445 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
3.A Literature-based Key to REDUVIIDAE (Heteroptera) of Florida
4.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.