Harpactorini

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Harpactorini
Arilus cristatus Kaldari 02.jpg
Arilus cristatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Infraorder: Cimicomorpha
Superfamily: Reduvioidea
Family: Reduviidae
Subfamily: Harpactorinae
Tribe: Harpactorini

Harpactorini is a tribe of the Harpactorinae (assassin bugs). This group is the most diverse of the entire assassin bug family, with 51 genera recognized in the Neotropical Region and 289 genera and 2003 species overall.[1]

This tribe contains the only genera of the reduviidae with exaggerated modifications of the pronotum, such as the wheel bug (arilus) and the strongly raised and divided posterior pronotal lobe in Ulpius Stål, 1865.[2]

Partial list of genera[edit]

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