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Subfamily Ectrichodiinae - Millipede Assassins

Black and Red Beware - Rhiginia cruciata RedAssas - Rhiginia cruciata Bentsen Rhiginia? - Rhiginia cinctiventris Scarlet-bordered assassin bug - Rhiginia cruciata Rhiginia cruciata? - Rhiginia cruciata Rhiginia cinctiventris? - Rhiginia cinctiventris Scarlett-bordered Assassin Bug? - Rhiginia cruciata Scarlet-Bordered Assassin Bug - Rhiginia cruciata
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
2 spp. in one genus in our area(1), >660 spp. in 123 genera worldwide(2)
Many species exhibit aposematic coloration and strong sexual dimorphism, two traits not commonly observed in many other reduviid subfamilies (UCR Heteropteran Lab).
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