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A Review of the Ambush Bugs (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Phymatinae) of Michigan: Identification and Additional Considerations for Two Common Eastern Species

  title={A Review of the Ambush Bugs (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Phymatinae) of Michigan: Identification and Additional Considerations for Two Common Eastern Species},
  author={Daniel R. Swanson},
  journal={Great Lakes Entomologist},
A review of the two species of Phymatinae found in Michigan is presented, along with an identification key, distribution maps, and relevant literature. Also included are brief discussions concerning natural history, variation, distribution, past records, and two additional eastern species. ____________________ The ambush bugs are a group of predaceous insects named for their sedentary and surreptitious method of capturing prey. The robust habitus, incrassate terminal segments of the antennae… 

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