Family: Aradidae (flat bugs)

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Nymphs and adults of Paraneurus ?brincki found under bark in indigenous evergreen forest in the Eastern Cape.

Flat bugs are so called because they are very flattened, an adaptation for living in the narrow gap between bark and wood where they feed on wood-decaying fungi.

 

 

 


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