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Cosmolestes picticeps(Stahl, 1859)

Adult Female, pinned specimen: A - Dorsal view B - Lateral view C - Ventral view.
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: Harpactorinae
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Identifying Features:
Body generally yellow.
Head black dorsally except area above eyes and a median line in the postocular region, white.
Apex of scutellum ovately spatulate, white.
Apical region of corium raised and white or light yellow in colour.
Femora nodulose

External Links


Reduvius picticeps Stål, 1859
Velinus picticeps Stål, 1866
Harpactor picticeps Walker, 1873
Cosmolestes picticeps Stål, 1874