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Reduvius personatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Superfamily: Cimicomorpha
Family: Reduviidae
Subfamily: Reduviinae
Latreille, 1807

The Reduviinae are a subfamily of the reduviid assassin bugs.[1][2] Many members of the subfamily are nocturnal and their lifecycles are generally poorly known. This subfamily is suspected not to be monophyletic.



  1. ^ Tadashi Ishikawa, Wanzhi Cai and Masaaki Tomokuni. "A Revision of the Japanese Species of the Subfamily Reduviinae (Insecta: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)" (PDF). Species Diversity, 2005, 10, 269–288. 
  2. ^ Masaaki Tomokuni, Wanzhi Cai (2002). "Three new species of Tiarodes Burmeister (Heteroptera, Reduviidae, Reduviinae) from the Philippines and Malaysia". Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. 49 (2): 213–219. doi:10.1002/mmnd.20020490206. 
  3. ^ Chandra, Kailash; Kushwaha, Sandeep; Biswas, B.; Mukherjee, Paramita; Bal, Animesh (2012). "Eight New Records of Genus Acanthaspis (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) from Madhya Pradesh, India" (PDF). World Journal of Zoology. IDOSI Publications. 7 (3): 226–231. ISSN 1817-3098. doi:10.5829/idosi.wjz.2012.7.3.64114. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Gil-Santana, Hélcio R.; Baena, Manuel; Grillo, Horacio (2013). "Berengeria Gil-Santana & Coletto-Silva, a junior synonym of Ectrichodiella Fracker & Bruner, with new records and taxonomic notes on Ectrichodiinae from Brazil, and with keys to Ectrichodiinae and Reduviinae genera of the New World (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)". Zootaxa. Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand. 3652 (1): 60–74. ISSN 1175-5334. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3652.1.2. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bellows, T.S. and Fisher T.W. (1999) Handbook of Biological Control: Principles and Applications. Academic Press, San Diego, California, ISBN 978-0-12-257305-7