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Subfamily Ectrichodiinae - Millipede Assassins

Black and Red Beware - Rhiginia cruciata Scarlet-bordered Assassin Bug - Rhiginia cruciata Rhiginia cruciata - Scarlet-bordered Assassin Bug - Rhiginia cruciata Rhiginia cinctiventris (Stal) - Rhiginia cinctiventris eggs - Rhiginia cruciata hatched - Rhiginia cruciata Scarlet-bordered Assassin - Rhiginia cruciata Predatory true bug nymph - Rhiginia cruciata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Cimicomorpha
Family Reduviidae (Assassin Bugs)
Subfamily Ectrichodiinae (Millipede Assassins)
Explanation of Names
Ectrichodiinae Amyot & Serville 1843
Numbers
2 spp. in one genus in our area(1), >660 spp. in 123 genera worldwide(2)
Identification
Many species exhibit aposematic coloration and strong sexual dimorphism, two traits not commonly observed in many other reduviid subfamilies (UCR Heteropteran Lab).
Range
circumtropical(2)
Food
millipedes(2)
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