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Family Microphysidae - Minute Bladder Bugs

Black 'Bug' - Myrmedobia exilis Black 'Bug' - Myrmedobia exilis Tiny Bug - Chinaola quercicola Loricula pselaphiformis - male Minute Bladder Bug - Chinaola quercicola True Bug - Chinaola quercicola Chinaola quercicola Chinaola quercicola
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 Cimicomorpha
Family Microphysidae (Minute Bladder Bugs)
Explanation of Names
Microphysidae Dohrn 1859
5‒6 spp. in 3‒4 genera in our area (all in the nominate subfamily); worldwide, just over 30 spp. in 5 genera(1)
holarctic, most diverse in w Eurasia(1)