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Subfamily Ectrichodiinae - Millipede Assassins

Scarlet-bordered Assassin Bug - Rhiginia cruciata hatched - Rhiginia cruciata Scarlet-bordered Assassin - Rhiginia cruciata Rhiginia cruciata Bug - Rhiginia cruciata Common Name? - Rhiginia cruciata Scarlet-bordered Assassin Bug - Rhiginia cruciata bug052619a-7 - 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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