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Species Pselliopus barberi

Orange Assassin Bug with Tobacco Horn Worm - Pselliopus barberi Assassin Bug? - Pselliopus barberi Assassin Bug - Pselliopus barberi Pselliopus barberi? - Pselliopus barberi Bug Nymph - Pselliopus barberi Assassin bug (better view of sucking mouth) - Pselliopus barberi reduviids huddled under dead Quercus stellata bark - Pselliopus barberi canal stinkbug - Pselliopus barberi
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)
Stephen Cresswell put together a great page here:
e. US (NY-SC to KS-TX)(2)
on vegetation, often with flowers; also under bark in spring and fall, often in groups(1)
Adults in May, Sep-Dec in e. NC(3)
Life Cycle
overwinter as adults
Works Cited
1.Heteroptera of Eastern North America
W.S. Blatchley. 1926. The Nature Publishing Company.
2.The Reduviidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Alabama, with a morphological key to species
Clem C.S., Swanson D.R., Ray C.H. 2019. Zootaxa 4688: 151–198.
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.