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Title: Harpactorinae  
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Subject: Insect, Reduviidae
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Arilus cristatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Cimicomorpha
Superfamily: Reduvioidea
Family: Reduviidae
Subfamily: Harpactorinae
Amyot and Serville, 1843

Harpactorinae is a large subfamily of the Reduviidae (assassin bugs). About 300 genera and 2,000 species worldwide have been described.[1] Some of the species of the genera Zelus, Pselliopus, Sinea and Apiomerus are of interest as biological pest control agents.[2]

Partial list of genera


  1. ^ Ping Zhao, Zhaohui Luo & Wanzhi Cai. , a new genus and new species of Harpactorinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) from China."Iocoris nodulifemoralis". Zootaxa: 10 Jun 2009. 
  2. ^ Weirauch, C. "Biological control in pest management system of plants". 

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