Hindlegs are long and useful in steering. Hind femur is very long and extends beyond the
Legs are fitted with fine non wetting hairs.
They skate on water surface.
They feed on insects falling on water surface.
2. REDUVIIADE :
(Assassin bugs, Kissing bugs or cone nose bugs)
Head is narrow and elongate, constricted behind the eye forming a neck.
Beak is short, three segmented and fits into a groove in the pro-sternum.
Abdomen is widened in the middle.
Lateral margins of the abdominal segments are exposed beyond the wing
Many are predaceous on other isects. eg.
is a predator on coconut
Triatoma sp and Rhodnius prolixus
are the vectors of chagas disease
which causes human trypanasomiasis.
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