Family: Alydidae (broad-headed bugs)

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Alydids have large broad triangular head and are relatively slender. Members of the largest subfamily Alydinae feed on fallen pods from Acacia trees and pods of other members of the Mimosaceae.

Mirperus jaculus (subfamily: Alydinae) in fynbos.

Ant-like nymph of Euthetus sp., (subfamily: Alydinae) found running around on ground in fynbos.

Adult of Euthetus sp., also found on ground.

 

 

 


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