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Genus Microtomus

Florida Reduvidae - Microtomus purcis Assassin Bug? - Microtomus purcis nymph - Microtomus purcis Microtomus purcis? - Microtomus purcis Triatoma sp. ? - Microtomus purcis Assasin Bug? - Microtomus purcis Microtomus purcis Microtomus purcis
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 Microtominae
Genus Microtomus
Explanation of Names
Microtomus Illiger 1807
2 spp. in our area(1)
Large, boldly-patterned assassin bugs. The second segment of the antenna is annulated--diagnostic for the genus, apparently(2):
in our area, e. half of the US; one sp. restricted to TX(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.