Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae
The head is narrow and elongate with the portion behind the eyes neck-like (A, B). Sometimes a sculptured crest may be found on the pronotum. The front legs are specialized for hunting.
Note: These bugs are sensitive to organophosphate and carbamate insecticides.
The larvae and adults are generalist predators, but may also be pests of fruit.
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