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Subfamily Saldinae

Shore Bug - Saldula opacula shore bug - Saldula saltatoria bog bug - Calacanthia trybomi Small, black bug with big eyes - Micracanthia humilis Hemiptera - Micracanthia Saldula pallipes ? - Saldula Saldula ? - Saldula shore bug - Saldula
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
Numbers
~65 spp. in 10 genera of 2 tribes in our area(1), 20 genera of 3 tribes worldwide(2)
Identification
short embolar fracture, hemelytral membrane with 4 cells(2)
Range
Holarctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical (a few spp. elsewhere)(2); throughout NA