A first report and additional description of the assassin bug Neostaccia plebeja (Stål) (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) from India with comparative notes on Staccia diluta Stål from Assam, India

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Balasaheb V. Sarode
Swapnil S. Boyane
Hemant V. Ghate


The assassin bug, Neostaccia plebeja (Stål, 1866) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Stenopodainae) is being reported for the first time from India.  It is redescribed with many illustrations.  Comparative photos of the salient characters of Staccia diluta Stål, 1859 are also provided.


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