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Species Hyalymenus tarsatus - Texas Bow-legged Bug

Unknown Bug - ant mimic? - Hyalymenus tarsatus Juvenile Assassin Bug - ant mimic??? - Hyalymenus tarsatus Texas Bow-legged Bug - Hyalymenus tarsatus nymph - Hyalymenus tarsatus Bow-legged Texan - Hyalymenus tarsatus hemipteran - Hyalymenus tarsatus Hyalymenus - Alydidae? - Hyalymenus tarsatus Lupine Bug? - Hyalymenus tarsatus
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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Coreoidea (Leatherbugs)
Family Alydidae (Broad-headed Bugs)
Subfamily Alydinae
Genus Hyalymenus
Species tarsatus (Texas Bow-legged Bug)
Explanation of Names
Hyalymenus tarsatus (Fabricius 1803)
Males having slightly thicker legs than the females.
Colors of the immatures are highly variable and come in red, black, gray, tan, brown and all kinds of combinations:
CA-AL to Brazil(1)(BG data)
year round in TX
feeding on a variety of plants, especially euphorbias and seed pods of legumes and milkweeds
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
2.Austin bug collection