The basic male karyotype of the six Nabis species (Heteroptera, Nabidae) is confirmed as being 2n=16+XY. The chromosomes are holokinetic while male meiosis is achiasmatic. The sex chromosomes undergo postreduction and in second metaphase show distance pairing, registered in all nabid species examined so far. Using C-banding technique for the first time in the family Nabidae, the heterochromatin was revealed on chromosomes of six species. The species showed different amount and distribution of C-heterochromatin. Only in Nabis (Dolichonabis) limbatus did the C-bands distribution make possible the identification of every chromosome pair in the karyotype. In other species, C-bands were found in some of the autosomes and the X, localized either interstitially or at telomeres. Only theYusually showed relative stability of the C-banding pattern. In four of six species, extra (B) chromosomes were observed and their behaviour in meiosis described.