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Genus Sinea

Assassin Bug - Sinea diadema Bug 06.09.2009 048 - Sinea Spiny Assassin Bug - Sinea? - Sinea spinipes Spiky assassin bug nymph - Sinea Sinea nymph - Sinea Which species of Sinea is this? - Sinea complexa Is this a mantis? - Sinea Sinea? - Sinea rileyi
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 Harpactorinae
Tribe Harpactorini
Genus Sinea
Explanation of Names
Sinea Amyot & Serville 1843
From Hebrew s'neh (םנה) 'thorn bush' (word used in Exodus for the burning bush)
Numbers
10 spp. in our area, 12-13 total(1)
Identification
Key to species (Caudell 1901) --does not cover S. anacantha & S. incognita (both in the guide)
Front tibiae with prominent spines, unlike in Acholla; compare:
Range
across Canada to Colombia (only S. diadema ranges north into Canada), by far more diverse in the southwest(2)(1)(3)
Works Cited
1.Sinea incognita McPherson, a new species of assassin bug from America North of Mexico...
McPherson J.E., Ahmad I. 2014. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 1-19.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
3.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.