Phymata pennsylvanica

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Phymata pennsylvanica
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Reduviidae
Genus: Phymata
P. pennsylvanica
Binomial name
Phymata pennsylvanica
Handlirsch, 1897

Phymata pennsylvanica, known generally as the Pennsylvania ambush bug or Pennsylvania jagged ambush bug, is a species of ambush bug in the family Reduviidae. It is found in North America.[1][2][3] It is known to prey on a common hoverfly, Syritta pipiens.[4]

Pennsylvania ambush bug, Phymata pennsylvanica


  1. ^ "Phymata pennsylvanica Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  2. ^ "Phymata pennsylvanica". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  3. ^ "Syritta pipiens (Linnaeus 1758) - Encyclopedia of Life". Retrieved 2019-11-20.

Further reading[edit]

  • Péricart, J.; Golub, V. B. (1996). Aukema, Berend; Rieger, Christian (eds.). Catalogue of the Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region, Vol. 2: Cimicomorpha I. The Netherlands Entomological Society. ISBN 978-90-71912-15-3.

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