Empicoris subparallelus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a Predatory Bug New to the Fauna of Florida

Lawrence J. Hribar, Thomas J. Henry


The predatory hemipteran Empicoris subparallelus McAtee and Malloch, belonging to the family Reduviidae, subfamily Emesinae, is reported from Grassy Key, Key Largo, Long Point Key, and No Name Key in the Florida Keys, Monroe County, Florida. This is a new species record for the Florida fauna, and only the second state record for the United States. A diagnosis, description, and digital images of the adult are provided to help distinguish this species from other species of Empicoris in Florida.

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