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Polididus armatissimusStahl, 1859

Adult Female, pinned specimen: A - Dorsal view (SIN.14.46) B - Lateral view (ZRC.HEM.470) C - Ventral view (ZRC.HEM.470).
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:
Spines present on both anterior and posterior pronotal lobe, the longest being two erect spines on anterior lobe and six on the posterior lobe.
Spines present on the forelegs are longer compared to spines on the mid and hindlegs.
Hemelytra brown, with veins on the membrane gradually turning black at the apex.
Ventral surface of abdomen with a black sublateral fascia on each side


Sinea reduvius polyacanthus Montrouzier, 1855
Sinea harpactor polyacanthus Walker, 1873
Sinea zelus armatissimus Walker, 1873
Scipinia leptogaster polyacanthus Stål, 1874
Scipinia acanthodesma perarmata Uhler, 1896
Scipinia (Polididus?) armatissimus Schouteden, 1907