Subrectal glands of Reduviidae (Insecta—Heteroptera)
The subrectal glands associated with the female reproductive system is a characteristic feature of Harpactorinae. These glands produce spumaline for gluing eggs to the substratum in a mass. Occurrence of subrectal glands have been investigated in 18 reduviid species. The gross morphology and histomorphology of these glands are illustrated and described.