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A review of the ambush bugs (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Phymatinae) of Michigan: identification and additional considerations...
By Swanson D.R.
Great Lakes Entomol. 46: 154-164, 2013
Full title: A review of the ambush bugs (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Phymatinae) of Michigan: identification and additional considerations for two common eastern species
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Revision of Phymatinae (Hemiptera, Phymatidae)
By Kormilev N.
Philippine J. Sci. 89: 287-486, 1960
Arguably, the most important paper on this group

Assassin Bugs of Virginia (Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
By Hoffman R.L.
The Insects of Virginia 15: vi+73 pp., 2006

The Reduviidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Alabama, with a morphological key to species
By Clem C.S., Swanson D.R., Ray C.H.
Zootaxa 4688: 151–198, 2019

An Illustrated Identification Key to Assassin Bug Subfamilies and Tribes (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)
By C. Weirauch, ...
Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification , 2014
Authors: C.Weirauch, J.-M.Bérenger, L.Berniker, D.Forero, M.Forthman, S.Frankenberg, A.Freedman, E.Gordon, R.Hoey-Chamberlain, W.S.Hwang, S.A.Marshal, A.Michael1, S.M.Paiero, O.Udah, C.Watson, M.Yeo, G.Zhang, J.Zhang
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Systematic catalogue of the Reduviidae of the world (Insecta: Heteroptera)
By Maldonado Capriles J.
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, x+694 pp., 1990

Cladistic analysis of Reduviidae (Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha) based on morphological characters
By Weirauch C.
Systematic Entomology 33: 229-274, 2008

The assassin bugs of Michigan (Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
By McPherson J.E.
The Great Lakes Entomologist 25: 25–31, 1992
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