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Genus Rhiginia

Black and Red Beware - Rhiginia cruciata Scarlet-bordered Assassin Bug - Rhiginia cruciata hatched - Rhiginia cruciata Assassin Bug - Rhiginia cruciata Scarlet-bordered Assassin Bug - Rhiginia cruciata Assassin bug? - Rhiginia cruciata Rhiginia cinctiventris? - Rhiginia cinctiventris Predatory true bug nymph - Rhiginia cruciata
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 Ectrichodiinae (Millipede Assassins)
Genus Rhiginia
Explanation of Names
Rhiginia Stål 1859
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1)
Size
12-19 mm
Range
R. cruciata e. NA (widespread), R. cinctiventris LA-AZ
Food
millipedes(2)
See Also
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.