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Genus Melanolestes

A fekete poloskaalakú - Melanolestes picipes - female Melanolestes picipes? - Melanolestes picipes Melanolestes picipes?but a totally red abdomen? - Melanolestes picipes Black Corsair - Melanolestes picipes 8023390 Reduviid - Melanolestes picipes Black Corsair - Melanolestes picipes - Melanolestes picipes - female Melanolestes picipes 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)