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Species Stenolemus spiniventris

Stenolemus spiniventris Signoret - Stenolemus spiniventris
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 Emesinae (Thread-legged Bugs)
Tribe Emesini
Genus Stenolemus
Species spiniventris (Stenolemus spiniventris)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stenolemus spiniventris Signoret, 1858
Syn: Stenolemus spiniger McAtee & Malloch, 1925
Explanation of Names
Latin, spina, thorn, prickle (of an animal); Latin, venter, stomach, belly. This name most certainly refers to the submedian spines found on the third, fourth and fifth ventrite of the species. These ventral spines can be found in other species of the genus as well.
Numbers
4 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
10-12 mm
Identification
Of the four Stenolemus species known from the United States, only S. spiniventris and S. lanipes possess a pedunculate pronotum. The former has the posterior discal cell of the forewing entire, 3-4 long distinct profemoral processes, and is found in Texas (the records from Arizona and Florida remain questionable), whereas the latter species has the posterior discal cell of the forewing divided longitudinally, 2 long distinct profemoral processes, and is found in the southeastern and Gulf states.
Range
TX to C. Amer. (1)
Known conclusively from Texas. Records from Arizona and Florida may refer to other species of Stenolemus. (D. R. Swanny, 2012, pers. comm.)
Remarks
Type Locality: Mexico
See Also

S. lanipes - Range: se. US
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.