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Reduviidae Checklist: Assassin Bugs

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5 December 2018

Assassin bugs belong to the Reduviidae family. Almost all are ambush predators. They have a relatively narrow neck, sturdy build, and a formidable curved proboscis which is used to pierce its prey.

All photos are of live subjects shot in the field, with the dorsal view selected where available. Click on individual photos for larger views and views from other angles. As specimens were not collected, identifications were done purely based on photographs and may not be 100% accurate.

Some references were made from An Illustrated Identification Key to Assassin Bug Subfamilies and Tribes (Hemiptera: Reduviidae).

This page will be updated as and when IDs are received, please let me know if you spot any mistakes.

View my complete Flickr photo set: Reduviidae – Assassin Bugs.

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Family: Reduviidae Latreille, 1807

Subfamily: Bactrodinae Stål, 1866

Subfamily: Emesinae Amyot and Serville, 1843

Thread-Legged Assassin Bug (Emesinae) - DSC_8716

Singapore: Gardena sp.

Thread-Legged Assassin Bug (Emesinae) - DSC_2590

Singapore: Gardena sp.

Thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae) - DSC_0890

Singapore: Gardena sp.

Thread-legged assassin bug (Gardena sp.) - DSC_0836

West Malaysia: Gardena sp.

Thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae) - DSC_0560

Singapore: Emesinae

Thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae) - DSC_1535

Singapore: Emesinae

Thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae) - DSC_2331

Singapore: Emesinae

Thread-Legged Assassin Bugs (Emesinae) - DSC_0716

Singapore: Emesinae

Thread-Legged Assassin Bugs (Emesinae) - DSC_0710

Singapore: Emesinae

Thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae) - DSC_2154

Peru: Emesinae

Thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae) - DSC_3151

Peru: Emesinae

Thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae) - DSC_7944

Belize: Emesinae

Thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae) - DSC_8883

Belize: Emesinae

Subfamily: Harpactorinae Amyot and Serville, 1843

Resin assassin bug (Amulius sp.) - DSC_7809

West Malaysia: Amulius sp.

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_2153

Singapore: cf. Vesbius sp.

Assassin bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_7289

Singapore: cf. Graptoclopius sp.

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_8184

Singapore: Sycanus sp.

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_1343

Singapore: Sycanus sp.

Assassin bug (Sycanus sp.) - DSC_1569

Singapore: Sycanus sp.

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Singapore: Cosmolestes picticeps

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_5079

Singapore: Cosmolestes picticeps

Subfamily: Reduviinae Latreille, 1807

Assassin bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_6786

Singapore: Acanthaspis cf. signifera Stål, 1863

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_8818

Singapore: Acanthaspis cf. quadriannulata Miller, 1940

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_5788

Singapore: Inara flavopicta Stål, 1859

Subfamily: Stenopodainae Amyot and Serville, 1843

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - ESC00127

Singapore: Unidentified

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_8628

Singapore: Unidentified

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_5774

Singapore: cf. Sastrapada sp.

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_9186

Singapore: Canthesancus sp.

Assassin bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_2464

Singapore: Unidentified

Nymphs

Masked Hunter (Reduvius personatus?) - DSC_1137

Singapore: Unidentified

Masked hunter assassin bug (Reduvius sp.) - DSC_4347

Singapore: Unidentified

Masked hunter assassin bug (Reduvius sp.) - DSC_5052

East Malaysia: Unidentified

Ant-Snatching Assassin Bug (Acanthaspis sp.) - DSC_2111

Singapore: Unidentified

Ant-Snatching Assassin Bug (Acanthaspis sp.) - DSC_0750

Singapore: Unidentified

Ant-snatching assassin bug nymph (Acanthaspis sp.) - DSC_1085

Singapore: Unidentified

Ant-snatching assassin bug (Acanthaspis sp.) - DSC_1439

Singapore: Unidentified

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_9460

Singapore: Unidentified

Assassin bug nymphs (Reduviidae) - DSC_3260

Peru: Unidentified

Assassin bug nymph (Reduviidae) - DSC_7375

Belize: Unidentified

Assassin bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_9140

Singapore: Emesinae

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_6049

Singapore: Centrocnemidinae

Assassin bug nymph (Reduviidae) - DSC_5331

East Malaysia: Unidentified

Thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae) - DSC_4398

East Malaysia: Emesinae

Assassin bug nymph (Reduviidae) - DSC_6554

East Malaysia: Unidentified

Eggs

Assassin bug eggs (Harpactorinae) - DSC_0653

Singapore: Harpactorinae

Unidentified

Assassin bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_0150

Singapore: Unidentified

Assassin bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_9987

Singapore: Unidentified

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_9199

Singapore: Unidentified

Assassin bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_4577

Singapore: Unidentified

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_3986

Thailand: Unidentified

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_6350

Thailand: Unidentified

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_5224

Cambodia: Unidentified

Assassin bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_1703

Peru: Unidentified

Assassin bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_2341

Peru: Unidentified

Assassin bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_2514

Peru: Unidentified

Assassin bug? (Reduviidae) - DSC_2783

Peru: Unidentified

Assassin bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_3885

Peru: Unidentified

Assassin bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_3016

Peru: Unidentified

Assassin bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_9021

Belize: Unidentified

Assassin bugs (Reduviidae) - DSC_9815

Belize: Unidentified

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_7574

Singapore: Unidentified

Assassin bugs (Reduviidae) - DSC_9021

West Malaysia: Unidentified

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_9510

Singapore: Unidentified

Assassin bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_6351

East Malaysia: Unidentified

Assassin bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_7304

East Malaysia: Unidentified

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