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Species Reduvius sonoraensis

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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 Reduviinae
Genus Reduvius
Species sonoraensis (Reduvius sonoraensis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Reduvius sonoraensis Usinger, 1942
Explanation of Names
Sonora + Latin, -ensis, from, belonging to. Described from Isla Raza and Angeles Bay in the Gulf of California.
Size
8-11 mm
Identification
Within the senilis group, this species may be recognized by the absence of a dark corial spot (present in R. senilis and R. vanduzeei). Additionally, the apical process of the scutellum is short and stout whereas in all other North American Reduvius the process is long and slender. This species may be macropterous or brachypterous; all other Reduvius in our region are known only from the macropterous form. Both R. sonoraensis and R. senilis are smaller in size (8-11 mm) than R. vanduzeei (13-14 mm).
Range
CA-AZ, TX / Mex. (Wygodzinsky and Usinger 1964),(1)
Print References
Usinger, R.L. 1942. A brachypterous Reduvius from Lower California (Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Entomological News 53: 198-200.
Wygodzinsky, P., and R.L. Usinger. 1964. The genus Reduvius Fabricius in Western North America (Reduviidae, Hemiptera, Insecta). American Museum Novitates, 2175: 1-15. Full PDF
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.