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Species Oncocephalus geniculatus

Assassin Bug - Oncocephalus geniculatus Diaditus(?) Specimen 2 - Oncocephalus geniculatus 926C46 - Oncocephalus geniculatus AB - Oncocephalus geniculatus AB - Oncocephalus geniculatus Oncocephalus geniculatus Reduviidae? - Oncocephalus geniculatus - female Rduviid bug - Oncocephalus geniculatus
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 Oncocephalus
Species geniculatus (Oncocephalus geniculatus)
Explanation of Names
Oncocephalus geniculatus (Stål 1872)
geniculatus - 'with accentuated knees' (refers to the coloration)
Size
~14-15 mm
Identification
The dark patches inside the cells of the hemelytra and the presence of a lateral tubercle anterior to the transverse constriction of the pronotum separate this species from O. nubilus and O. variabilis. It is difficult to separate this species from O. apiculatus, a rarely collected species from the central United States; the ratios of the antennal segments is the feature currently used.
Range
se US to CO & AZ(1)
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.