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Genus Aradus

Flat Bug - Aradus similis Flat Bug - Aradus falleni Hemiptera Aradidae - Aradus funestus Aradus falleni? - Aradus falleni Aradid - Aradus debilis Flat Bug - Aradus falleni Aradidae, lateral - Aradus robustus Aradus from Ponderosa - Aradus lugubris
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 Pentatomomorpha
Family Aradidae (Flat Bugs)
Subfamily Aradinae
Genus Aradus
Explanation of Names
Aradus Fabricius 1803
84 spp. in our area(1), ~200 worldwide(2)
3-7 mm
key to ~60 spp. in (3)
for hi-res habitus photos of several western spp. not yet in the guide see (4) (A. ampliatus Uhler, A. apicalis Van Duzee, A. linsleyi Usinger)
worldwide(2), incl. most of NA
under/on tree bark and on shelf fungi
found under bark at various times of year
The Pine Flat Bug (A. cinnamomeus) is a significant pest of pine in e. Europe, but, contrary to older records, does not occur in NA; its American counterpart is A. kormilevi
Fire-seeking is done by infrared reception carried out by sensilla on the propleura.