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Species Zelus cervicalis

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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 Harpactorinae
Tribe Harpactorini
Genus Zelus
Species cervicalis (Zelus cervicalis)
Explanation of Names
Zelus cervicalis Stål 1872
Size
12-16 mm(1)
Range
se. US (TX-FL-VA-OK), plus limited sw records to Colombia - Map (1)(2)(3), mostly se US
Season
Apr-Oct in NC(4)
Works Cited
1.Genus Zelus Fabricius in the United States, Canada, and Northern Mexico (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)
Hart E.R. 1986. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 79: 535-548.
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.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.