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Genus Empicoris

Empicoris perhaps - Empicoris errabundus assassin bug  - Empicoris culiciformis Unknown - Empicoris Assassin Bug - Empicoris? - Empicoris Empicoris errabundus Empicoris? - Empicoris subparallelus Thread Legged Bug in Roses - Empicoris culiciformis thread-legged bug - Empicoris
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 Ploiariolini
Genus Empicoris
Explanation of Names
Empicoris Wolff 1811
14 spp. (incl. at least 3 adventive) in our area(1)(2)
4-8 mm(3)(4)
forecoxae at least four times longer than wide, and extending beyond apex of head; femora, tibiae, and antennae banded black and white; forefemora thickened, elongate; wings slender, extending slightly beyond tip of abdomen
much of the US and so. Canada; many spp. in Eurasia
on foliage or trunks/branches of trees and shrubs
terrestrial arthropods
Print References
Lattin J.D., Wetherill K. (2001) Five species of Empicoris Wolff from Corylus cornuta and Corylus avellena in Oregon. Pan-Pacific entomologist 77(4): 275-276.
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Alien true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Canada: composition and adaptations
Scudder G.G.E., Foottit R.G. 2006. Can. Entomol. 138: 24-51.
3.Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 2. Homoptera and Heteroptera
Lehr, P. A., ed. 1988. Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House.
4.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.