Riptortus (Riptortus) linearis (Fabricius, 1775)

Alydus clavatus Dohrn, 1860a: 402, Sri Lanka, a secondary homonym of Cimex clavatus Thunberg, 1783, was synonymized by Stål (1873a: 94) with Cimex pilosus Thunberg, 1783, a valid species then and now placed in Riptortus; Lethierry & Severin (1894: iii) cited clavatus Dohrn in synonymy of both pilosus and linearis, but Stål (1873a) considered these two species only dubiously distinct.