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Genus Repipta

Assassin bug - Repipta taurus Satan Assassin Bug - Repipta taurus horned reduviid; Zelus sp? - Repipta taurus Repipta taurus  Red Bull Assassin - Repipta taurus Reduviid nymph - Repipta taurus? - Repipta taurus Juvenile Arilus cristatus? - Repipta taurus Repipta taurus at dinnertime  - Repipta taurus
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 Repipta
Explanation of Names
Repipta Stål 1859
2 spp. in our area, 25 total(1)
7.5-19 mm(1)
neotropical group ranging into so. US(1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of genus Repipta Stål 1859 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) with new species and distribution data
Martin-Park A., Delfín-González H., Coscarón M.C. 2012. Zootaxa 3501: 1-54.