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

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This small family of bugs is endemic to Australia.

The Hyocephalidae are believed to be seed feeders that undertake a cryptic lifestyle on the underside of stones in areas of gravel or sand.


Only 2 species are known. Hyocephalus aprungus is found in South Australia and Western Australia. Maevius indecorus is found on the north-east coast of Queensland.

  • Hyocephalidae (Heteroptera)