Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Arilus cristatus - Wheel Bug


Contribution to the morphology and phylogeny of the Reduvioidea. Part IV. The Harpactoroid complex
By N.T. Davis
Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 62: 74-94, 1969

Sinopse dos Apiomerini, com chave ilustrada para os gêneros (Hemiptera-Heteroptera, Reduviidae, Harpactorinae)
By Gil-Santana, H. R., L. A. A. Costa, D. Forero & S. O. Zeraik
Publicações avulsas do Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro 97: 1-21, 2003
(Review of Apiomerini, with an illustrated key to genera; in Portuguese)

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
Full text [go to p. 27 of the PDF file]

Survey of the Reduviidae (Heteroptera) of southern Illinois, excluding the Phymatinae, with notes on biology
By Hagerty A.M., McPherson J.E.
The Great Lakes Entomologist 32: 133–160, 1999
Full text [go to p. 35 of the PDF file]

New state records and distributional notes for some assassin bugs of the continental United States (Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
By Swanson D.R.
The Great Lakes Entomologist 44: 117-138, 2011