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Empyrocoris pelia(Distant, 1904)

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: Reduviinae
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Identifying Features:
Body generally yellow and black.
Forelobe of pronotum rugulose, hind lobe finely punctate.
Scutellum black except yellow at the tip.
Corium of hemelytra ending abruptly in a rounded end before reaching the membrane


Edocla pelia Distant, 1904
Empyrocoris pelia Miller, 1959