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Species Pselliopus barberi

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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 Pselliopus
Species barberi (Pselliopus barberi)
Explanation of Names
Pselliopus barberi Davis 1912
named for Harry G. Barber
12-14 mm(1)
e. US (MD to KS-TX)(1)
on vegetation, often with flowers; also under bark in spring and fall, often in groups(1)
Adults in May, Sep-Dec in e. NC(2)
Life Cycle
overwinter as adults
Print References
Davis W.T. (1912) A new species of Pselliopus (Milyas). Psyche 19: 20-21 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Heteroptera of Eastern North America
W.S. Blatchley. 1926. The Nature Publishing Company.
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.