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Holoptilus leprosusMiller, 1940

Adult Female, pinned specimen: A - Dorsal view B - Lateral view.
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: Holoptilinae
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Identifying Features:
Antennae with fewer setae (compare to Ptilocerus spp).
Corium extending to almost half of the hemelytra.
Three closed cells in the corium located laterally next to each other (compare to Ptilocerus spp, where the smallet cell is located basal of the other two cells).
Membrane suffused with dark brown basally and with white spots in the cells