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Vesbius purpureus(Thunberg, 1783)

Adult Male, pinned specimen: A - Dorsal view (ZRC.HEM.248) B - Lateral view (ZRC.HEM.248) C - Ventral view (ZRC.HEM. 251).
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 red, generally oval and subelongate.
Femora with the apical part nodulose.
Fore tibiae much longer than fore femora and fore trochanter together.
Basal two-thirds of membrane black and the apical one-third hyaline

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Cimex purpureus Thunberg, 1783
Reduvius purpureus Thunberg, 1822
Harpacto milthinus Herrich-Schaeffer, 1848
Vesbius purpureus Stål, 1866
Euagoroides coccineus Matsumura, addit., 1913