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Polytoxus fuscovittatus(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: Saicinae
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Identifying Features:
Absence of ocelli.
Coxae not elongatly produced.
Head and pronotum red, with a dark fasciae in the middle of the pronotum.
Scutellum short, obtuse.
Scutellum spine and pronotal spines long and sharp, darkened towards the tip.
Forelegs curved


Saica fuscovittata Stål, 1859
Acanthothorax fuscovittatus Stål, 1874
Polytoxus fuscovittatus Lethierry & Severin, 1896