What Bug Is That? The guide to Australian insect families.

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Dipsocorids are a small group of cryptic bugs that are found in all major zoogeographic regions. They bear a superficial resemblance to the Anthocoridae and novices may accidentally confuse the two families.

Dipsocorids are often associated with wet or extremely moist habitats such as moss and in riparian vegetation where they can tolerate short periods of submersion. They are predacious and are thought to feed on other arthropods.


A single genus, Cryptostemma , containing 4 species, is found in the south-eastern areas of the Australian mainland and Tasmania.

  • Dipsocoridae (Heteroptera)