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Species Zelus longipes - Milkweed Assassin Bug

Milkweed Assassin Bug Nymphs - Zelus longipes Red Insect, wingless, long proboscis - Zelus longipes assasin bug - Zelus longipes milkweed assasin - Zelus longipes Heteroptera, ID Please - Zelus longipes reduviidae sp - Zelus longipes Orange-black Hemipteran - Zelus longipes assassin bug nymph? - Zelus longipes
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 Zelus
No Taxon (subgenus Zelus)
Species longipes (Milkweed Assassin Bug)
Other Common Names
Long-legged Assassin bug, Zelus Assassin bug
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zelus longipes (Linnaeus 1767)
Explanation of Names
Zelus longipes (Linnaeus 1767)
longipes = 'long-legged'
Size
14.5-20.4 mm(1)
Range
so. US (so. Atlantic & Gulf states to so. CA) to Argentina(1)
Life Cycle
Females lay eggs in clusters on leaves/stems. Nymphs molt 4 times. Usually overwinter as adults.
Internet References
Fact sheet (Kalsi & Seal 2011-2014)(2)