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Species Nabis americoferus

Reduviidae? - Nabis americoferus Damsel Bug - Nabis americoferus - male Nabidae - Nabis americoferus Nabis? - Nabis americoferus Zelus. ? - Nabis americoferus Nabis americoferus? - Nabis americoferus Nabis americoferus? - Nabis americoferus Nabis? - Nabis americoferus
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
Tribe Nabini
Genus Nabis
No Taxon (subgenus Reduviolus)
Species americoferus (Nabis americoferus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
In older literature, this sp. was referred to as N. ferus but that is an Old World species only recently discovered in North America.
Explanation of Names
Nabis americoferus Carayon 1961
Identification
Grey to greyish testaceous, fourth antennal segment about as long or shorter than first, head pale ventrally(1)
See (1)(2) for more information
Range
throughout NA(3)(4)(5)
Canada: AB BC MB NB NF NS ON QC SK
USA: AK AZ CA CO CT GA IA ID IL IN KS MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NJ NM NY OH PA SD TN TX UT WA WI
Habitat
Grasslands, fields, weeds, agricultural fields(1)
Food
various insects(2)
Life Cycle
Overwinters as adult(2); eggs are laid on grasses and hatch in about 8 days. There are 5 moults.(2)
Works Cited
1.A synopsis of the damsel bugs (Heteroptera: Nabidae) of Michigan
Swanson D.R. 2012. The Great Lakes Entomologist 45: 40-55.
2.A monographic study of the hemipterous family Nabidae as it occurs in North America
Harris, H.M. 1928. Entomologica Americana, 9: 1-97.
3.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
4.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
5.Alaskan Heteroptera (Hemiptera): New records, associated data, and deletions
Scudder G.G.E., Sikes D.S. 2014. Zootaxa 3852: 373-381.