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Genus Melanolestes

Melanolestes picipes (Herrich-Schaeffer) - Melanolestes picipes hemiptera? - Melanolestes picipes Bug - Melanolestes picipes - female Black with Unusual Wings - Melanolestes picipes Assassin Bug nymph? - Melanolestes picipes  Black Corsair - Melanolestes picipes - female Hemiptera - Melanolestes picipes Melanolestes picipes
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 Melanolestes
Explanation of Names
Melanolestes Stål 1866
'black thief'
2 spp. in our area
12-20 mm(1)
M. picipes (=abdominalis) QC-FL to MN-SD-UT-CA to Brazil(1); M. morio is noted from FL(2)