Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subfamily Nabinae

ant mimic assassin bug? - Nabis subcoleoptratus Nabis americoferus Damsel Bug - Nabis bug - Nabis Nabis subcoleoptratus Nabidae, dorsal - Nabis Nabis roseipennis Carthasis decoratus - female
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 Nabidae (Damsel Bugs)
Subfamily Nabinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
several taxa traditionally treated as separate genera (e.g. in(1)(2)(3)) have been recently demoted back to subgenera of Nabis(4)
Numbers
31 spp. in 6 genera of 2 tribes in our area: Carthasis (a single rare sp., NY-FL-MS) in the Carthasini, the rest in the Nabini(4)
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.
3.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
4.Three new species, notes and new records of poorly known species, and an updated checklist for the North American Nabidae...
Kerzhner I.M., Henry T.J. 2008. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 110: 988–1011.