Agriocoris flavipes

Bee Assassin

Agriocoris flavipes, Bee Assassin Bug from French Guiana

Family: Reduviidae

Subfamily: Apiomerinae

Length: bug in photo 9.2 mm to wing apex


In genus Agriocoris  the protibia is curved when viewed from the rear. The leg setae are dense and relatively long (almost twice as long as the width of the tibiae).

This genus has but one described species; A. flavipes is found from Nicaragua south to Peru and Brazil.

Photo location: Montsinéry, French Guiana.

Determined by Dr. Dimitri Forero, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

Bee Assassin image from French Guiana (Guyane), Apiomerus sp.

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