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Reduviidae (Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha) - Pictures



Melanolestes picipes (Herrich-Schaeffer)
a brachypterous adult, Sam Houston National Forest, Texas (27 May 1997).
[Subfamily Peiratinae Amyot and Serville]


Zelus sp. [probably Z. luridus Stål]
near Lake Wilhelmina, Polk County, Arkansas (3 June 1997).
[Subfamily Harpactorinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Rob Curtis / The Early Birder.


Zelus longipes (Milkweed Assassin Bug)
Houston, Texas (27 August 2006).
[Subfamily Harpactorinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Chuck Ulmer.


Apiomerus crassipes crassipes (Fabricius)
near Needham, Arkansas (7 June 1997).
[Subfamily Apiomerinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Rob Curtis / The Early Birder.


Apiomerus crassipes crassipes (Fabricius)
[Subfamily Apiomerinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Rob Curtis / The Early Birder.


Apiomerus spissipes (Say)
[Subfamily Apiomerinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Bob Jensen, Bob Jensen Photography


Apiomerus spissipes (Say)
[Subfamily Apiomerinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo (c) by and used courtesy of RKD Peterson, Ph.D.


Apiomerus flaviventris Herrich-Schaffer
[Subfamily Apiomerinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Peter Clausen, Bugs in Cyberspace


Apiomerus sp. [Subfamily Apiomerinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Edward S. Ross


Apiomerus sp. [Subfamily Apiomerinae Amyot and Serville]
US postage stamp from 1999.


Acholla multispinosa (De Geer), an adult female
from Appleton, Wisconsin (27 September 1997).
[Subfamily Harpactorinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Rob Curtis / The Early Birder.


Undetermined reduviid
in Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Texas (17 May 1998).
Photo by and used courtesy of Rob Curtis / The Early Birder.


Pygolampis sp.
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Texas (3 April 1998).
[Subfamily Stenopodainae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Rob Curtis / The Early Birder.


Rhiginia sp.
This beautiful animal was photographed in
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park,
Hidalgo County, Texas (23 April 1992).
[Subfamily Ectrichodiinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Rob Curtis / The Early Birder.


Sinea sp.
from Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge,
Mason County, Illinois (3 July 1989).
[Subfamily Harpactorinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Rob Curtis / The Early Birder.


Undetermined reduviid
Monteverde, Costa Rica (5 June 1998).
[Subfamily Apiomerinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Rob Curtis / The Early Birder.


An ambush bug, Phymata sp.
feeding on a honeybee, Apis melifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae).
Often now treated as a separate family, the Phymatidae Laporte, 1832
but some still place this group in the Reduviidae as subfamily Phymatinae.
Photo by and used courtesy of Rob Curtis / The Early Birder.


Pselliopus sp. [probably P. cinctus (Fabricius)]
from Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge,
Mason County, Illinois (2 July 1990).
[Subfamily Harpactorinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Rob Curtis / The Early Birder.


Pselliopus sp.
from Angelina National Forest, Texas (25 may 1997).
[Subfamily Harpactorinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Rob Curtis / The Early Birder.


Pselliopus sp.
in Oregon feeding on a Cucumber Beetle.
[Subfamily Harpactorinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Botany Bunny.


Pselliopus sp. in San Miguel del Monte, Argentina.
[Subfamily Harpactorinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Hernán Tolosa.


Male and female of Pselliopus sp. in San Miguel del Monte, Argentina.
[Subfamily Harpactorinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Hernán Tolosa.


Arilus cristatus (Linnaeus), an early instar nymph
Big Lake Wildlife Management Area, Mississippi County, Arkansas (12 June 1997).
[Subfamily Harpactorinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Rob Curtis / The Early Birder.


Arilus cristatus (Linnaeus), a late instar nymph carrying prey
near Turkey Creek, Big Thicket, Texas (17 May 1997).
[Subfamily Harpactorinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo by and used courtesy of Rob Curtis / The Early Birder.


Arilus cristatus (Linnaeus), adult with Japanese Beelte (prey).
[Subfamily Harpactorinae Amyot and Serville]
Photo (c) by and used courtesy of Kent B. Krugh / woodlandrosegarden.com.


An unidentified adult reduviid from Japan. This individual has just molted to the adult stage, and the red coloration will change to it's mature color in a matter of hours as the exoskeleton hardens. The fifth instar nymphal exuvium is still attached to its posterior end. Photo (c) by and used courtesy of Yamazaki Naotoshi.


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Created 20 February 2001, last modified 9 May 2011.