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An Illustrated Identification Key to Assassin Bug Subfamilies and Tribes (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)

  title={An Illustrated Identification Key to Assassin Bug Subfamilies and Tribes (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)},
  author={C. Weirauch and J. B{\'e}renger and L. Berniker and D. Forero and M. Forthman and S. Frankenberg and A. Freedman and Eric R L Gordon and R. Hoey-Chamberlain and W. S. Hwang and S. Marshall and A. Michael and S. Paiero and O. Udah and C. Watson and M. Yeo and Guanyang Zhang and Jun-xia Zhang},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification},
Reduviidae (assassin bugs) is the second largest family of the hemipteran suborder Heteroptera (true bugs). The family contains 25 subfamilies, the largest number amongst true bugs, and 28 tribes. Most previously published keys do not include all recognized subfamilies and even complete keys lead to incorrect identification of certain taxa. We here present a comprehensive and well-illustrated identification key to subfamilies and tribes (except Emesinae) of Reduviidae. The key is complemented… Expand
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