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Assassin Bug

Reduviidae sp.

Description:

Reduviidae (from the contained genus, Reduvius, which comes from the Latin reduvia, meaning "hangnail" or "remnant") is a large, cosmopolitan family of predatory insects in the suborder Heteroptera. It includes assassin bugs (genera include Melanolestes, Platymeris, Pselliopus, Rasahus, Reduvius, Rhiginia, Sinea, Triatoma, and Zelus), ambush bugs (subfamily Phymatinae), wheel bugs (Arilus cristatus), and thread-legged bugs (the subfamily Emesinae, including the genus Emesaya). There are about 7000 species altogether, making it one of the largest families in the Hemiptera.

Habitat:

Seen in a mountainous rainforest area between San Isidro de la General and Dominical in Costa Rica.

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1 Comment

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Reduviidae, Assassin Bug, most probably Harpactorinae.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

San José, Cartago, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 6, 2013
Submitted on Oct 28, 2013

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