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Family Microphysidae - Minute Bladder Bugs

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