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Assassin Bugs - Subfamily Ectrichodiinae

Family Reduviidae

This page contains pictures and information about Assassin Bugs in Subfamily Ectrichodiinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
 

Night Killer Assassin Bug
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Mendola puellula, adult body length 15mm
Members in this subfamily are active at night, some are predators of millipedes. 
 
 

Reference:
1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 494.
2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p150.
3. Family REDUVIIDAE - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory. 
4. Reduviidae - Australian National Insect Collection Database, Web site by Steve Shattuck and Natalie Barnett, Copyright 2005-2010 CSIRO Australia. 

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Last updated: August 19, 2010.