Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification

An Illustrated Identification Key to Assassin Bug Subfamilies and Tribes (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)

CJAI 26 -- December 10, 2014

C. Weirauch, J.-M. Bérenger, L. Berniker, D. Forero, M. Forthman, S. Frankenberg, A. Freedman, E. Gordon, R. Hoey-Chamberlain, W. S. Hwang, S. A. Marshall, A. Michael, S. M. Paiero, O. Udah, C. Watson, M. Yeo, G. Zhang, J. Zhang

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For comments on previous versions of the key we thank graduate students in the Weirauch Lab (including visiting students) Kim Barão, Thereza Garbelotto, Aleksander Knyshov, and Stephanie León, as well as two anonymous reviewers. Many of the specimens imaged for this key were collected by the authors; others were loaned from natural history collections. We thank the following individuals (and their institutions) for specimen loans or for allowing us to examine and image material on site: Thomas J. Henry (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington); Randall T. Schuh (American Museum of Natural History, New York); Mick Webb (The Natural History Museum, London). Thank you to Steve Thurston for the two images of Elasmodema that were imaged at the AMNH. This project is part of the “Reduviid PEET” project supported by the National Science Foundation Reduviidae PEET DEB-0933853. An earlier version of the identification key was assembled during the “Second International Reduviid Workshop”, held at the University of California, Riverside in 2011.