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Assassin Bugs
THE REDUVIIDAE (“ASSASSIN BUGS”) is one of the largest and most biologically diverse families of the hemipteran suborder Heteroptera. All reduviids are predaceous (members of one subfamily,Expand
Impact of insecticides on the haemogram of Rhynocoris kumarii Ambrose and Livingstone (Hem., Reduviidae)
Abstract:  The haemogram of Rhynocoris kumarii Ambrose and Livingstone comprises prohaemocytes, plasmatocytes, granular haemocytes, cystocytes and oenocytoids. The impact of five insecticides, viz.Expand
A checklist of Indian Assassin Bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Reduviidae) with taxonomic status, distribution and diagnostic morphological characteristics
© Zoo Outreach Organisation; www.zoosprint.org Manuscript 871; Received 02 July 2002; Revised received 23 June 2006; Finally accepted 31 July 2006; Date of publication 25 August 2006 2388 SeptemberExpand
BIOLOGY, BEHAVIOUR AND FUNCTIONAL RESPONSE OF Sphedanolestes variabilis Distant (Insecta: Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae), A POTENTIAL PREDATOR OF LEPIDOPTERAN PESTS
th 2009 Sphedanolestes variabilis Distant laid light brown colour eggs singly as well as in small clusters of 5 to 10 eggs. The incubation period was 6.92±0.29 days. The stadial durations ofExpand
Impact of cypermethrin on the functional response, predatory and mating behaviour of a non‐target potential biological control agent Acanthaspis pedestris (Stål) (Het., Reduviidae)
Abstract:  The impact of the insecticide cypermethrin on the functional response, predatory behaviour and mating behaviour was studied in a non‐target potential reduviid biological control agentExpand
Influence of hunger level and prey density on searching behaviour of the reduviid predator Rhynocoris marginatus (Fabricius) (Het., Reduviidae)
Abstract: Mechanism underlying the searching behaviour of the predator Rhynocoris marginatus in different levels of hunger and at different densities of its prey Spodoptera litura was studied withinExpand
Impacts of Synergy-505 on the Functional Response and Behavior of the Reduviid Bug, Rhynocoris marginatus
Abstract The impact of the insecticide, Synergy-505 (chlorpyrifos 50% and cypermethrin 5% E.C), on the functional response, predatory behavior, and mating behavior of a non-target reduviid,Expand
REDESCRIPTION, BIOLOGY, LIFE TABLE, BEHAVIOUR AND ECOTYPISM OF Sphedanolestes minusculus Bergroth (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)
Sphedanolestes minusculus Bergroth lays pale yellow eggs in batches. Eggs are glued to each other and to the substratum with cementing material. The average number of eggs per female was 63.33 ±Expand
Substrata impact on mass rearing of the reduviid predator, Rhynocoris kumarii Ambrose & Livingstone (Heteroptera: Reduviidae).
Stadial periods of nymphal Instars of Rhynocoris kumarii Ambrose and Livingstone reared on dry plant litter and green plant shoot were respectively 58.5±5.74 and 51.46±4.8 days and greatly shortenedExpand
Insecticidal impact on the post‐embryonic development of Rhynocoris kumarii Ambrose and Livingstone (Het., Reduviidae)
The impact of sublethal concentration of five insecticides namely monocrotophos, dimethoate, methylparathion, quinalphos and endosulfan on the post‐embryonic developmental characteristics such asExpand