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Pronunciation:  [Beh·RITE·i·dae]

Common Name:  Stilt Bugs

Description:  Stilt bugs have an elongate body with unusually long legs and antennae.   Most species are probably phytophagous, but some may also feed on mites and small insects.   A small knob at the tip of each antenna is a good way to distinguish these insects from other slender-bodied hemipterans.


Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Slender, elongate body
  2. Unusually long, thin legs and antennae
  3. Four-segmented antenna with a small knob at the tip
  4. Ocelli present

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Order:  Hemiptera, suborder Heteroptera