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The flatbug, also known as the flat bug, comprises of many genera and species. Some genera, such as Mezira sp. live near rotten logs in the wet, hot climates of Western America while others like Dysodiuslunatus, on the outside of veryalivetreesin the even wetter and hotter American tropics.

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Aradidae

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Aradidae is a family of flat bugs, and a member of true bugs (Heteroptera). The common name for these insects refers to their dorsoventrally flattened bodies. With few exceptions, these cryptic insects are of no economic importance.

This family occurs worldwide, with the most diversity occurring in Australia.[1]

Temperate species commonly live under the bark of dead trees, while many tropical species are found in leaf litter or on fallen twigs or branches.

Most members of the family are thought to be mycophagous (fungus eating), but little is known of the feeding habits of most species. They can be attracted to the pheromones of bark beetles. Many of the tropical taxa are apterous. Flat bugs are distant relatives of the more familiar stink bugs.

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Aradidae: Brief Summary

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Aradidae is a family of flat bugs, and a member of true bugs (Heteroptera). The common name for these insects refers to their dorsoventrally flattened bodies. With few exceptions, these cryptic insects are of no economic importance.

This family occurs worldwide, with the most diversity occurring in Australia.

Temperate species commonly live under the bark of dead trees, while many tropical species are found in leaf litter or on fallen twigs or branches.

Most members of the family are thought to be mycophagous (fungus eating), but little is known of the feeding habits of most species. They can be attracted to the pheromones of bark beetles. Many of the tropical taxa are apterous. Flat bugs are distant relatives of the more familiar stink bugs.

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