''Emesaya brevipennis'' is a New World species of assassin bug in the subfamily Emesinae. There are three subspecies, all of which occur in North America north of Mexico.
The subspecies ''Emesaya b. brevipennis'' is the most widely distributed and is reported to be bivoltine in Southern Illinois. This subspecies has 5 instars.
''E. brevipennis'' has been reported to rob spiders of their prey and to prey upon spiders. The species also will prey upon conspecifics, both in the.. more