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Species Repipta taurus - Red Bull Assassin Bug

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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 Repipta
Species taurus (Red Bull Assassin Bug)
Explanation of Names
Repipta taurus (Fabricius 1803)
taurus = Latin for 'bull'
Size
11-13 mm(1)
Identification
Note projecting spines on thorax, thoracic pattern
Range
se US (NC-FL-TX + scattered records further north) to Panama(2)
See Also
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
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.