Shore Bugs

Family Saldidae


The Shore Bugs tend to be dark with whitish to yellowish markings. The antennae are stout and not terribly long. The eyes tend to be large and prominent. These tiny predators patrol the shores of lakes and streams, and are often present in some numbers. Some dig and spend time underground, others may be found on rocks in streams.

There are about seventy Nearctic species, all in the 3-6 mm range.


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Pentacora ligata
Saldula sp.

American Insects