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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Rhiginia

Colorful Assassin - Rhiginia cruciata Assassin Bug? - Rhiginia cruciata Rhiginia cruciata Beetle - Rhiginia cruciata Boxelder Bug? - Rhiginia cruciata Predatory true bug nymph - Rhiginia cruciata Scarlett-bordered Assassin Bug? - Rhiginia cruciata Assassin - Rhiginia cinctiventris
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.