Cedar Creek
Ecosystem Science Reserve


Insects of Cedar Creek

Order HEMIPTERA

Family SALDIDAE

(Shore Bugs)

(Table of Species)

Shore Bugs (76 NA spp, 13 MN spp) occur along the banks of lakes, creek, ponds and marshes during periods of low water. They are conspicuous but very difficult to capture because of their wariness and speed. Some collectors shoot them with alcohol from a spritz-bottle to slow them down. Species collected include: Lampracanthia crassicornis (Cedar Bog Lake, Beckman Lake), Micracanthia humilis (Fish Lake), two species of Salda-- S. lugubris (Fish Lake), S. provancheri (Cedar Bog Lake), and at least two species of Saldula (pallipes, saltatoria, opacula?, ablusa?) from lake, pond, creek and marsh edges.


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