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Gardena melinarthrumDohrn, 1859

Adult Male, pinned specimen: A - Lateral view B - Forewing (ZRC.HEM.277).
This image was contributed by Yeo Huiqing as part of her undergraduate final year project in NUS.

H Yeo
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Identified By: WS Hwang & H Yeo

Basic Information

Arthropoda: Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha: Reduviidae: Emesinae
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Identifying Features:
Forelobe of pronotum about three times as long as head.
Distance from first spine of fore femur to base of article much greater than three times length of spine with its basal tubercle.
Mid and hind legs with white annulations each on the femora and tibiae apically


Gardena melinarthrum (sic) Dohrn, 1859
Gardena melinarthrum Dohrn, 1860
Gardena semperi Dohrn, 1863
Gardena semperi var.? Breddin, 1899
Gardena melinarthrum var. fermoralis McAtee & Malloch, 1926