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Gardena muscicapa(Bergroth, 1906)

Adult Male, pinned specimen: A - Lateral view B - Forewing.
This image was contributed by Yeo Huiqing as part of her undergraduate final year project in NUS.

H Yeo
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Identified By: WS Hwang & H Yeo

Basic Information

Arthropoda: Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha: Reduviidae: Emesinae
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Identifying Features:
Forelobe of pronotum about two times as long as head.
Distance from first spine of fore femur to base of article equal to twice or three times length of spine combined with its basal tubercle.
Mid and hind legs with dark annulations each on the femora and tibiae subapically


Lutevopsis muscicapa Bergroth, 1906
Gardena polita Wygodzinsky, 1941
Gardena chinai Wygodzinsky, 1952
Gardena muscicapa Wygodzinsky, 1958
Gardena kivuensis Villiers, 1958
Gardena etiennei Villiers, 1976
Gardena kivuensis Villiers, 1982