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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Reduviidae
Subfamily: Reduviinae
Latreille, 1807

The Reduviinae are a subfamily of the reduviid assassin bugs. [1] [2] Many members of the subfamily are nocturnal and their lifecycles are generally poorly known. This subfamily is suspected not to be monophyletic.



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  1. Tadashi Ishikawa, Wanzhi Cai and Masaaki Tomokuni. "A Revision of the Japanese Species of the Subfamily Reduviinae (Insecta: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)" (PDF). Species Diversity, 2005, 10, 269–288. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-11.
  2. Masaaki Tomokuni, Wanzhi Cai (2002). "Three new species of Tiarodes Burmeister (Heteroptera, Reduviidae, Reduviinae) from the Philippines and Malaysia". Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. 49 (2): 213–219. doi:10.1002/mmnd.20020490206.
  3. Gil-Santana, Hélcio R.; Baena, Manuel; Grillo, Horacio (2013). "Berengeria Gil-Santana & Coletto-Silva, a junior synonym of Ectrichodiella Fracker & Bruner, with new records and taxonomic notes on Ectrichodiinae from Brazil, and with keys to Ectrichodiinae and Reduviinae genera of the New World (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)". Zootaxa. Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand. 3652 (1): 60–74. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3652.1.2. ISSN   1175-5334.

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