Reduviidae


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Reduviidae

[‚rej·ə′vī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The single family of the hemipteran group Reduvioidea; nearly all have a stridulatory furrow on the prosternum, ocelli are generally present, and the beak is three-segmented.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Reduviidae

 

(assassin bugs), a family of insects of the order Hemiptera. The large and, less commonly, small insects have a short, thick proboscis. Despite their relatively long legs, assassin bugs move slowly. There are about 3,000 species, distributed in Europe, Africa, and North America. The USSR has about 90 species. The insects live in trees and shrubs, in the grass, on the ground, under rocks, and in the burrows of various mammals and birds. They also are found in houses and other man-made structures. Assassin bugs feed on various insects, killing them with a prick of the proboscis and then sucking the blood and soft tissues. Common inhabitants of human dwellings and other man-made structures are Ploearia domestica, which resembles a spider, and Reduvins personatus, a dark brown insect 16–19 mm long. These two insects prey upon flies and other household pests.

REFERENCE

Zhizn’ zhivotnykh, vol. 3. Moscow, 1969.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
A resin bug (Reduviidae: Harpactorinae: Apiomerini) harvesting the trichome secretion from an Andean blackberry.
Ocorrencia de triatomineos sinantropicos (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) no Distrito Federal, Brasil.
lecticularia is similar to the spermathecae of other Reduviidae. In addition, the histological data reveal the importance of reservoir epithelium for the spermatozoa maintenance stored in this organ.
Goncalvez, "Resistance to starvation of Triatoma rubrofasciata (De Geer, 1773) under laboratory conditions (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae)," Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, vol.
Cavalcante, "Distribuicao geogrefica, infestacao domiciliar e infeccao natural de triatomlneos (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) no Estado do Piaul, Brasil, 2008," Revista Pan-Amazonica de Saude, vol.
Wygodzinsky, "Revision of the Triatominae (Hemiptera, Reduviidae), and their significance as vectors of Chagas' disease," Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, vol.
Rhodnius barretti, a new species of Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) from Western Amazonia.
Los estudios sobre la diversidad de la familia Reduviidae en el BST es importante por ser una de las mas grandes y morfologicamente mas diversas dentro de los heteropteros, constituyendo unos de los grupos mas variables; puesto que poseen habitos depredadores y hematofagos (SCHUH & SLATER, 1995; FORERO, 2004).