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Species Pselliopus cinctus

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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 Pselliopus
Species cinctus (Pselliopus cinctus)
Explanation of Names
Pselliopus cinctus (Fabricius 1776)
Size
12-13 mm(1)
Identification
Dull orange, marked with black and white, especially legs and antennae (1). P. cinctus and P. barberi are the two widespread eastern species.

The posterior margin of the pronotum of P. cinctus is sinuate or curved near the middle instead of straight as in P. barberi.

Stephen Cresswell put together a great page here: http://www.americaninsects.net/ht/pselliopus-barberi-vs-cinctus.html
Range
e. US (MA-FL to WY-TX) - Map (1)(2)
Habitat
Found on vegetation, often where other insects visit flowers
Season
mostly: Apr-Oct (BG data)
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)