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Scipinia horrida(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:
Anteocular portion of head with two long spines behind antennae, another two long spines in the interocular region with two shorter spines between these spines.
Anterior lobe of pronotum with numerous short spines, posterior lobe lacking spines.
Corium brown with a reddish hue apically, membrane black.
Fore femora with spines arranged in bands, with a single long spine on the dorsal surface and more on the ventral surface


Sinea javanensis Amyot & Serville, 1843
Sinea horrida Stål, 1859
Sinea peltastes Dohrn, 1860
Scipinia horrida Stal, 1861
Scipinia peltastes Stål, 1866
Scipinia javanensis Stål, 1872
Scipinia horrida Distant, 1904 (nec Stål)
Irantha javanica Breddin, 1909