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Napoleon vinctus Villiers

Tied-up Assassin Bug (Napoleon vinctus)

This species was described in 1976 based on a male specimen, two female specimens and several nymphs, which were found on the Central Peaks and at High Peak on the island of Saint Helena.

The Tied-up Assassin Bug reaches a length of about 1,2 cm, it is dark reddish brown colored and completely wingless.

The species was not recorded during the most recent field searches (2005 – 2006) at the type localities and may be extinct. [1]



[1] Howard Mendel; Philip Ashmole; Myrtle Ashmole: Invertebrates of the Central Peaks and Peak Dale, St. Helena. Report for the St Helena National Trust, Jamestown 2008


edited: 02.12.2018