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For the United States & Canada

Species Sirthenea carinata

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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 Peiratinae (Corsairs)
Genus Sirthenea
Species carinata (Sirthenea carinata)
Explanation of Names
Sirthenea carinata (Fabricius 1798)
carinata = 'keeled'
Size
20-25 mm(1)
Identification
Very large, elongate, yet robust bug with bold black and orange pattern
Range
e. US (NJ-FL to IL-TX) to Brazil(2)(1)
Season
mostly Apr-Sept (BG data)
Internet References
Entomophaga. Ontogeny of Prey Selection in Sirthenea carinata.
Works Cited
1.A taxonomic revision of the New World species of Sirthenea (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Peiratinae)
Willemse L. 1985. Zool. Verh. Leiden 215: 1-67.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.