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Genus Emesaya

Thread-Legged Bug, Emesaya brevipennis - Emesaya brevipennis Giant Threadlegged Assassin Bug - Emesaya brevipennis Thread legged assassin bug? - Emesaya unknown insect - Emesaya  Thread-legged Assassin Bug  - Emesaya brevipennis Carolina Walkingstick? - Emesaya brevipennis Assassin Bug [=Emesaya brevipennis?] ID Request - Emesaya brevipennis Unknown walking stick bug? - Emesaya brevipennis
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 Emesinae (Thread-legged Bugs)
Tribe Metapterini
Genus Emesaya
Explanation of Names
Emesaya McAtee & Malloch 1925
5 spp. in our area(1)
in our area, E. brevipennis in the US east of the Rockies, ON, & CA; other spp. restricted to southernmost states, CA-FL(1)(2)
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.
2.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.