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Peer-Review Article


The biology and life stages of Ceratocombus vagans are given together with distributional notes. The current systematic position of Ceratocombidae is reviewed. This species is one of the most generalized Hemiptera: Heteroptera known. Its predatory habits lend credance to the idea that primitive Hemiptera: Heteroptera were predaceous as suggested by Stys and others. Ceratocombus vagans occurs in moss, leaf litter, and under loose bark. It has wide distribution in much of North America.

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