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Family Ceratocombidae

minute moss bug - Ceratocombus vagans minute moss bug - Ceratocombus vagans tiny bug found in log with Camponotus ants - Ceratocombus vagans Ceratocombus? - Ceratocombus vagans Minute bug - Ceratocombus Ceratocombidae - Ceratocombus vagans Unknown Hemiptera - Ceratocombus Ceratocombus found under a rock in the stream - Ceratocombus
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 Dipsocoromorpha (Litter Bugs)
Family Ceratocombidae
Numbers
4 spp. in 2 genera in our area, >50 spp. in 8 genera worldwide(1)
Size
0.75-1.7 mm(2)
Identification
Antennal segments 3 and 4 quite hairy or bristle-covered.
Range
mostly tropical(1); in our area, TBA
Habitat
under litter along water margins(2)
Works Cited
1.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.