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Photo#689043
Assassin Bug - Phymata americana

Assassin Bug - Phymata americana
Trois-Rivières County, Quebec, Canada
August 6, 2012
Is this Phymata americana?

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Assassin Bug - Phymata americana Assassin Bug - Phymata americana

Moved
Moved from Jagged Ambush Bugs.

Yes, I think so
My educated guess is 'yes' to a (male) P. americana, based on the relatively short (compared to P. pennsylvanica) apical antennal segment.

 
ID Question
The description on the info page here says "Easiest to separate by the undilated connexival segments which form a more or less smooth margin..." so I am wondering if pennsylvanica might be a better fit. Am I understanding this correctly or does relatively short apical antennal segment trump the that feature?

I did find an image at BOLD here under americana like this one.

 
I have added a dorsal view of
I have added a dorsal view of that same specimen..

 
Thanks for your help David..
Thanks for your help David..

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