Aradidae (Flat, Bark Bugs)

The Bark bugs are fungus feeders.  Their wings are highly reduced to allow them to move in confined spaces under bark and decaying wood.

Subfamily Mezirinae

Brachyrhynchus wilsoni

Subfamily Aneurinae

Genus Aneurus

Subfamily Isoderminae

Genus Isodermus

Subfamily Calisiinae

Genus Calisius


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