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First record of Rhaphidosoma atkinsoni (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) from Maharashtra, India, with redescription and observations on its bionomics



A relatively less known assassin bug, Rhaphidosoma atkinsoni Bergroth, 1893 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) is recorded from Maharashtra State, India, for the first time. Redescription and illustrations of the species, along with the notes on morphology and natural history, are provided.



Heteroptera, Reduviidae, Rhaphidosomatini, Pune, semi-arid region, bionomics, egg structure and first instar

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