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Stilt Bugs


(Family Berytidae.)
This group, rather closely allied to the Coreidae, is of much smaller extent. It includes slender plant bugs which have the thighs thickened at the tip. Some of them are very slender and have long, thin legs, from which fact they have been termed "stilt bugs".

Only six species are known to occur in the United States and as far as we know the life history of none of them has been carefully worked out. Jalysus spinosus, our commonest species, a sluggish little insect which is to be found on the undergrowth in oak woods, all through the summer, from Maine to Georgia and westward to Texas and Arizona.