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Genus Rhiginia

Scarlet-bordered Assassin Bug - Rhiginia cruciata Bentsen Rhiginia? - Rhiginia cinctiventris Rhiginia cruciata bug052619a-7 - Rhiginia cruciata Assassin - Rhiginia cinctiventris Trying to find exact species, any ideas? - Rhiginia cinctiventris Male, Rhiginia cinctiventris? - Rhiginia cinctiventris - male Bug - 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)
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.