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Family Ceratocombidae

minute moss bug - Ceratocombus vagans Ceratocombus vagans - specimen# SM0728634 - Ceratocombus vagans - male Ceratocombus? - Ceratocombus vagans Ceratocombidae - Ceratocombus vagans Unknown Hemiptera - Ceratocombus Ceratocombus found under a rock in the stream - Ceratocombus Ceratocombus? - Ceratocombus Ceratocombid? (2) - 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
Explanation of Names
Ceratocombidae Fieber 1861
Numbers
4 spp. in 2 genera in our area, >50 spp. in 8 genera worldwide(1)
Size
0.75‒1.7 mm(2)
Identification
Antennomeres 3 and 4 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.