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Ploiaria nr. macropthalmaDohrn, 1860

Adult Male (ZRC.HEM.423), pinned specimens: A - Dorsal view B - Lateral view (ZRC.HEM.423) C - Ventral view (ZRC.HEM.423).
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:
Body dark brown to black in colour.
Does not have distinctive markings on its legs (compare to P. cf. maai).
Spines at the base of its forefemora distinct but not conspicously larger or thicker than the rest of the spines.
Forewings with black suffusions along the veins, and in areas inside the cells demarcated by the veins


Luteva macropthalmus Dohrn, 1860
Luteva insulcola Kirkaldy, 1908
Luteva malayana Distant, 1910
Luteva culicina Bergroth, 1915
Ploiaria (Luteva) macropthalma McAtee & Malloch, 1925
Ploiaria bispina McAtee & Malloch, 1925
Ploiaria (Ploiaria) subaequalis McAtee & Malloch, 1926
Luteva subaequalis China, 1930
Culicimimus brinae Villiers, 1948
Culicimimus brinae Villiers, 1949
Culicimimus oculatus Villiers, 1949
Ploiaria macrophthalma Wygodzinsky, 1966