Family: Ochteridae (velvet shore bugs)

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Unidentified ochterid on moist sand next to water in disturbed fynbos.

Velvet shore bugs are so called because they have a velvety appearance and are found on sandy or muddy places next to shallow water. This is a small group of bugs of which only two species are known from southern Africa.

 

 

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