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Microphysid bugs
male Loricula sp. (<2 mm) from Cologne, Germany
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Cimicomorpha
Family: Microphysidae

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The Microphysidae are a very small family of bugs, comprising only 5 genera.


female Loricula sp. (<2 mm) from Cologne, Germany

Until recently, many authors considered these bugs to belong within the family Anthocoridae.

The following genera belong to this family:

Subfamily Microphysinae

Subfamily Ciorullinae