Repipta flavicans

Yellowish Repipta

Repipta flavicans, Assassin Bug, photo from central Guyana


Family: Reduviidae

Subfamily: Harpactorinae

Tribe: Harpactorini


A glossy head, slender legs, and four pronotal spines are among the traits of genus Repipta.

Shown here is a female of Repipta flavicans, a common and widespread species.

Photo location: Along the Rewa River, Guyana

Determined by Dr. Abdiel Martín-Park,  Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán.

Another image of a Repipta species from Guyana is also pictured on this site.

American Insects site