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Genus Pygolampis

Reduviid - Pygolampis pectoralis Assassin Bug - Pygolampis sericea Pygolampis pectoralis Pygolampis pectoralis? - Pygolampis pectoralis bug - Pygolampis pectoralis Pygolampis? - Pygolampis pectoralis Stenopodainae - Pygolampis pectoralis Stenopodainae - Pygolampis pectoralis
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 Stenopodainae
Genus Pygolampis
Explanation of Names
Pygolampis Germar 1825
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
scape almost twice as long as anteocular area (part of head in front of eyes) in P. pectoralis (Say) vs about equal to anteocular area in P. sericea Stål
Range
both spp. reach Canada and are rather widespread there(2)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
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.