Arunachal: ‘Assassin bug’ resurfaces at Talle Wildlife Sanctuary after a century


The Tally Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh never ceases to amaze, where a killer insect has been rediscovered after more than a century.


The re-discovery of the Platerus pilcheri Distant was made possible by researchers at Anamalai University, the Natural History Museum, London, and the Department of Zoology, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce (independent), Shivaji Nagar, Pune.

News of the discovery was also published in the Journal of Threatened Texa.


“The names of the killer insects that refer to members of the family Reduviidae are predatory insects that mercilessly pierce their prey and suck their hemolymph / blood,” said H. Sankararaman , Department of Parasitoid Taxonomy and Biocontrol Laboratory.

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