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Genus Sirthenea

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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 Peiratinae (Corsairs)
Genus Sirthenea
Explanation of Names
Sirthenea Spinola 1837
A single species in our area(1), 12 spp. in the New World, ~30 total(2)
the only genus of Peiratinae known from both the New and the Old World (se. NA, the Neotropics, Subsaharan Africa, so. & se. Asia, e. Australia)(2)