Two species of Anthocoridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) were found in dead-leaf clusters of black oak in west-central Michigan, Calliodis temnostethoides and Cardiastethus luridellus. These clusters resulted from full- leafed trees being blown over by a severe wind storm in May 1998. They contained spiders, springtails, tubiliferan thrips, small beetles, and psocids, besides the predaceous anthocorids. Such habitats are well-known for some bugs elsewhere. Because only adults were collected, it was assumed that the more permanent habitat was likely to be under bark. Further attention to this habitat likely will result in additional records for other species of Anthocoridae.
Lattin, John D.
"Dead Leaf Clusters as Habitats for Adult Calliodis Temnostethoides and Cardiastethus Luridellus and Other Anthocorids (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 32
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol32/iss1/5