Ceratocombidae (Litter Bugs)

Currently only the one widespread Australian ceratocombid species is listed, Ceratocombus australiensis. However it is likely that this species is actually represented by a complex of cryptic species that requires further study (L. Hill 2016, pers. comm., 12 July).

Ceratocombus sp.
Late August 2016

Ceratocombus sp. (nymph)
Late March 2016
Identification thanks to Lionel Hill.



Gross, G. F. 1950. On a new species of Cryptostemmatidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from Australia. Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 9: 327-329.

Hill, L. 1980. Tasmanian Dipsocoroidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 19: 107-127.