Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Previous events


subgenus Reduviolus

ÞÝ - Nabis alternatus Damsel bug 10.05.31 - Nabis americoferus Damsel Bug - Nabis americoferus Damsel Bug - Nabis americoferus - male New Mexico Damsel Bug - Nabis americoferus Nabidae - Nabis? - Nabis alternatus Zelus. ? - Nabis americoferus Nabis sp - teneral americoferus? - Nabis
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
Tribe Nabini
Genus Nabis
No Taxon subgenus Reduviolus
Explanation of Names
Reduviolus Kirby 1837
5 spp. in our area, incl. N. americoferus, our commonest and most widespread nabid species(1)
most of NA(1)
not yet in the guide (1)(2):
N. kalmii NF-AB south to NJ-KS-MT
N. americanus AK
N. inscriptus AK-BC-ID to AB-CO
Works Cited
1.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. Ent Soc. Wash. 110: 988–1011.
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.