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Species Saldula ablusa

Leptopodomorpha ? - Saldula ablusa Saldula ablusa
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 Saldula
Species ablusa (Saldula ablusa)
Explanation of Names
Saldula ablusa Drake & Hottes 1954
Size
3-4 mm
Identification
Difficult to distinguish from S. pallipes. The orange-brown color apex of corium and the occasional light stripe on the lateral margin of the pronotum are diagnostic.(1)
Range
QC-ON-SD to NJ-IL(2)
Habitat
Sandy shores of ponds and streams
Works Cited
1.The semiaquatic Hemiptera of Minnesota (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
Bennett D.V., Cook E.F. 1981. Agric. Exp. Stn Tech. Bull. 332, U. of Minnesota. 59 pp.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.