Syed Ishfaq Ali Shah¹⋅⁴ , Azaz Ahmad² , Waqar Jaleel³ , Wanzhi Cai¹*

¹Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Yuanmingyuan West Road, Beijing 100193, China
²Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
³Department of Bioinformatics, College of life science, Institute of life science and green development, Hebei University, Baoding 071002, China
⁴Entomology Section, Central Cotton Research Institute, Old Shujabad Road, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
✉ (SIAS)
✉ (AA)
✉ (WJ)
✉ (WC)*
*Corresponding author

Otrzymano (received): 08.07.2022 / Zaakceptowano (accepted): 12.09.2022 / Opublikowano (published): 03.10.2022
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Acanthaspis Amyot & Serville, 1843 is a species-rich genus in the subfamily Reduviinae; however, only a few species of the genus have been recorded so far from Pakistan. Herein, we report A. cincticrus Stål, 1859 commonly known as the ant-feeding assassin bug, for the first time from Pakistan. This species is redescribed along with details of morphometrics and illustrations of important diagnostic morphological features.


Reduviidae, Reduviinae, Acanthaspis, redescription, new record, Pakistan