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Pselliopus barberi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Reduviidae
Subfamily: Harpactorinae
Tribe: Harpactorini
Genus: Pselliopus
Bergroth, 1905

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Pselliopus is a common genus of assassin bug family (Reduviidae), in the subfamily Harpactorinae. The genus is restricted to the New World,[1] with 22 species described. Some species, such as Pselliopus barberi, are conspicuous because of their bright coloring and relatively large size. Some species of the genus are of interest as potential biological pest control agents.

Partial list of species [2][edit]


  1. ^ Harry Brailovsky, Ricardo Mariño and Ernesto Barrera. "Cinco especies nuevas de Pselliopus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae: Harpactorini) para México" (PDF). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 78: 85- 98, 2007. 
  2. ^ ITIS