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Genus Saldoida

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Leptopodomorpha
Family Saldidae (Shore Bugs)
Subfamily Saldinae
Tribe Saldoidini
Genus Saldoida
Explanation of Names
Saldoida Osborn 1901
Numbers
3 spp.(1), all in our area
Size
2.5-3.3 mm(2)
Identification
ant mimics easily recognized by the white-tipped antennae and large pronotal tubercles(3)
Range
e. NA(1)
Habitat
shorelines, especially sandy ones with tussocks of vegetation(2)
Remarks
prodigious jumpers, very difficult to catch; captured usually with pitfall traps(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
2.Identification manual for the aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera of Florida
Epler J.H. 2006. FL Dept. Env. Prot., Tallahassee, FL. 186 pp.
3.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.