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Bark Bug

Aradidae

Description:

Aradidae bear the appropriate common name, flat bugs, in reference to their (usually) extremely flattened body. With few exceptions, the often cryptic insects are of no economic importance. Common temperate genera include Aradus, Mezira, Neuroctenus, and Aneurus. Temperate species commonly live under the bark of dead trees (again, with a few exceptions), while many tropical species are found in leaflitter or on fallen twigs or branches. Most members of the family are thought to be mycophagous, feeding on fungi, but in truth, little is known of the feeding habits of most species, though they can be attracted to the pheromones of bark beetles. Many of the tropical taxa are apterous (lacking wings as adults). Flat bugs are distant relatives of the more familiar stink bugs.

Habitat:

Esse, apareceu no meu quarto. Não faço ideia sobre sua planta hospedeira.

Notes:

Pic 4 and 5: Post mortem position. É capaz de praticar tanatose, e ficar vários minutos nesses estado.

Another species of Bark Bug I found: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/109...

Aprox: 4/ 5 mm

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2 Comments

Sckel
Sckel 5 years ago

Flat Bugs is a saturated name. I prefer to call it 'Bark Bug'. is less common. You taught me about them when id my other bug flattened, the black. thanks :)

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Yes, Aradidae, also called Flat Bugs.

Sckel
Spotted by
Sckel

Cariacica, ES, Brazil

Lat: -20.22, Long: -40.44

Spotted on Jan 28, 2014
Submitted on Jan 28, 2014

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