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Genus Melanolestes

Black Corsair - Melanolestes picipes - male Black corsair - Melanolestes picipes BG3165 F0421h - Melanolestes picipes - male Black Corsair - Melanolestes picipes unidentified Hemiptera - Melanolestes picipes Black Corsair - Melanolestes picipes - male Nymph - Melanolestes picipes Black Corsair? - Melanolestes picipes
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 Melanolestes
Explanation of Names
Melanolestes Stål 1866
'black thief'
Numbers
2 spp. in our area
Size
12-20 mm(1)
Range
M. picipes (=abdominalis) QC-FL to MN-SD-UT-CA to Brazil(1); M. morio is noted from FL(2)